Authorities have identified a woman strangled, allegedly by her husband, in their south Minneapolis home in September as My Huong Huynh Truong, age 48.
Truong also went by Michelle Le, the name that was used in earlier reports about her death. The Hennepin County medical examiner's delay in naming her wasn't explained in a news release issued Monday.
Her husband, 55-year-old Tony Le, was arrested at their home in the 1000 block of W. 61st Street and later charged with second-degree murder. He remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bond, with an omnibus hearing set for Dec. 4.
Court records indicate that the couple's relationship had deteriorated in recent months.
Tony Le told investigators that the couple had been arguing more, after she said she wanted a divorce after 20 years of marriage. One fight erupted after he accused her of embarrassing him in front of others, Le told police.
Things got worse after he returned home from a three-week trip to Vietnam and discovered that his wife had filed for divorce, authorities said.
On Sept. 25, the pair got into another fight after Truong came home around 3 or 4 a.m., according to court filings. Le told police he followed his wife into the bathroom and strangled her from behind with a telephone cord, court records said. He then called 911.
Truong's son said that his mother, who ran Penn Nails and Spa in Richfield, and father had argued about business-related finances before, records show.
Le's attorney, Ryan Garry, wasn't immediately reachable on Monday, because he was in court, an assistant said.