Arlington Heights woman struck, killed with hatchet in Wisconsin; Husband charged with murder

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A suburban woman on the run from her estranged husband was attacked and murdered by him last night in Wisconsin, according to police.

38-year-old Christian Loga-Negru has been charged with murder and kidnapping and remains in jail on  $1 million bond.

Arlington Heights police were aware of trouble at the home he shared with his estranged wife. They’ve been married for less than a year. Earlier this month his wife got a restraining order. Recently she's been living in Mount Pleasant, Wisc at a friend's to hide from her husband.  But police say Loga-Negru found her and ambushed her at 8 p.m. Wednesday as she got out of a car.

Loga-Negru had checked into a local Super 8 Motel in Wisconsin Tuesday and police say he drove his injured wife there after attacking her with a hatchet. Someone there spotted the wounded woman bleeding from the head and called 911.

When authorities arrived, the suspect didn’t put up a fight. His wife--still not named by police-was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.

It was Loga-Negru’s third marriage. Neighbors in Arlington Heights told WGN they knew the relationship was troubled.

Loga-Negru is due in court tomorrow.



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