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.