A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to fatally strangling his wife with a cellphone cord after learning she was leaving him for another man.
Tony Le, 55, pleaded guilty Thursday in Hennepin County District Court to second-degree murder in connection with the killing of 48-year-old My Huong Huynh Truong in September 2017.
Prosecutors said they will be seeking the recommended sentence of 25½ years at sentencing on Feb. 12. With that term, and with time credited to Le since his arrest, he would serve the first 16 or so years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
According to the criminal complaint and testimony in court: Le had recently returned home from Vietnam. On Sept. 25, 2017, Le testified that his wife returned to their home in the 1000 block of W. 61st St. in Minneapolis in the middle of the night and said she had been at a party, had a new boyfriend and was going to move out.
Le said he became very angry and jealous, grabbed a cellphone cord, put it around her neck and strangled her until she fell to the bathroom floor.
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.