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February 22, 2013

Affidavit: Man fashioned noose for estranged wife

KOKOMO, Ind. —  

A 34-year-old  man faces felony charges after police said he fashioned a noose for his troubled, estranged wife, who later committed suicide.

Nicholas E. Ellis was arrested Friday in connection with the death of Jessica R. Ellis, who was found dead at a community park in December.

On Dec. 6, Jessica Ellis told a friend that after an argument, Nick Ellis “told her that he tied a noose knot in a rope and put it in the back of (Jessica Ellis’ vehicle) so that she could use it on herself if she wanted to,” according to the police affidavit filed in superior court.

Several days later a man walking his dog found Jessica Ellis’ body hanging from the rafter of a shelter house at the park.

Friends and family members said the victim had a history of suicide attempts, according to the police statements.

Prosecutors eventually filed assisting suicide charges, which is punishable by up to eight years in prison.

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Details for this story were provided by the Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune.

 

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