Police have  arrested a DeKalb County man who claimed he and his wife were attacked, and she was raped and strangled before her death early Sunday morning.

Late this afternoon Dekalb County Police reported they had arrested the husband of April Denise Armstrong who was found dead inside her home in the 1800 block of Ridgeland Drive near Decatur early Sunday morning.

 Jesse Armstrong, 60, was charged with misdemeanor battery and is being held in the DeKalb County jail on $50,000 bond, according to DeKalb County authorities.

“No evidence was found that there was anyone inside the house other than the husband and wife,” DeKalb Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said.

DECATUR, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A husband is behind bars after claiming five Japanese men raped and murdered his wife over the weekend.

According to Mekka Parish, public information officer for the Dekalb County Police Department, authorities received a distress call from the residence of Jesse Armstrong around 2 a.m. on Sunday.

The call was placed by a concerned neighbor who reportedly observed an open door and heard Armstrong crying for help.

“At this point detectives have found no evidence there was anyone else inside the home other than … Armstrong, age 60, and his wife,” Parish told CBS Atlanta. “There was evidence at the scene Mr. Armstrong assaulted his wife at some point earlier in the evening.”

His wife, 43-year-old April Armstrong, was found dead on arrival. Armstrong was arrested and charged with domestic violence and misdemeanor battery.

The arrest affidavit states that Armstrong himself sustained some injuries.

“Armstrong had several lacerations on his face,” the document noted, adding that he was crying when he was found. “There were also minor cuts on his fingers on both hands.”

According to Armstrong, who allegedly had consumed vodka and beer with his deceased wife, two of the Japanese men restrained him while the others assaulted his wife.

When asked to describe the men who attacked his home, he was unable to do so.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.


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