- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man is charged with second-degree murder in the strangulation death of his wife.

Police say 42-year-old Peter Chafin of Florissant called authorities about 7 a.m. Thursday. Officers arrived to find 22-year-old Kiera Chafin strangled to death in their home.

Police say Chafin told them an argument turned physical. The couple’s sons, ages 2 months and 9 months, were in the home but were unharmed. They are now in custody of the Missouri Division of Family Services.


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