CRIME

Man Admits He Killed His Wife To 'Keep Her Quiet:' Police

06/25/2015 11:07 am ET | Updated Jun 25, 2015
Dallas Police

A Texas man has confessed to smothering his wife with a pillow to "keep her quiet," according to reports.

Jonathan Edelen, 34, told an officer to "put the cuffs on me and take me to jail," The Dallas Morning News reported.

"I killed my wife,” Edelen told Dallas police, according to the Morning News.

Edelen is now charged with murder in the death of Ceaira Ford, 28.

Edelen told authorities that he and Ford argued Monday night after they purchased some marijuana and went to the grocery store.

Edelen complained that his wife wouldn’t stop talking. He picked up their television and took it onto the patio to destroy it so she would quiet down. When that didn’t work, Edelen said he put his hand over her mouth and she flipped over the patio railing onto a grassy area below.

The fight then moved to the bedroom, where Edelen allegedly held a pillow over Ford's face until she stopped breathing.

Edelen did not call police until early Wednesday, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. He confessed and was arrested some time after.

He is charged with murder, with bond set at $500,000, according to jail records.

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