INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man was arrested Sunday, accused of killing his wife for the second time.
Police said Tony Degrafreed, 50, killed his wife and stabbed his stepson at their northeast side home.
At approximately 8:11 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to a home in the 5700 block of Laurel Hall Drive for a call of a person injured, where they found 47-year-old Rebecca Degrafreed dead with obvious head trauma. The Marion County Coroner later confirmed she died of blunt-force trauma to the head and neck.
Witnesses inside the home told officers noises could be heard coming from the Degrafreeds' bedroom. Shortly thereafter, Tony Degrafreed came out of the bedroom and allegedly stabbed his wife's 19-year-old son, Jordan Yarbro.
Yarbro sustained only minor injuries. He said his mother knew about her husband's past.
"I just (saw) blood all over the bed, blood all over the wall. It was nothing we could do. No one knows (why he did it)," Yarbro said. "You know, God wants us to forgive all. She forgave (the suspect) for his past. She believed he changed into a better man. My mom was the type (of person) that everybody she got around she changed their life in some type of way. She believed that he changed."
The suspect then fled on foot, but was apprehended at the intersection of North Arlington Avenue and Devington Road, not far from the scene of the crime.
Tony Degrafreed was arrested on preliminary charges of murder in connection with the death of his wife and was being held without bond.
According to court documents, Tony Degrafreed was convicted in the 1995 murder of his previous wife. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but only served 11 years.
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