Police video reveals man ‘fake cried’ for his wife and ‘lied about finding her dead in a bathtub at their upscale Florida home’, during interview over her death
David Tronnes called police on April 24, and claimed his wife of a year, Shanti Cooper-Tronnes had fallen while getting into the bath
Tronnes, 50, was later arrested for her strangulation and charged with the murder of his 39-year-old Shanti
Responding officers found her body and the bath were both dry minutes after the call, contradicting David Tronnes’ version of events
Police interviews with Tronnes reveal he did not shed a tear over wife’s death
While Tronnes told claimed his wife slipped and fell while getting into the bathtub, her injuries were too severe to have come from a fall,cops said
An autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the head and strangulation.
He was charged with first-degree murder Aug 29, he’s held without bond
Police slammed a man charged with his wife’s murder for ‘fake crying’ and his ‘hogwash’ account of how the 39-year-old died in newly released interview recordings.
David Tonnes, 50, was indicted on a first degree murder charge after he called police to his Orlando home in April, claiming he had found his wife of only a year, Shanti Cooper-Tronnes, dead in a half-full bathtub.
During his interview with police, he suggested his wife slipped and fell while trying to get in the bath – though an autopsy showed she had died of strangulation and blunt-force trauma to the head.
When police arrived a at the home in the 200 block of East Copeland Drive on the edge of the Delaney Park neighborhood., they found the bathtub and Cooper-Tronnes’ body were both dry.
Detective Teresa Sprague is heard in an audio recording, obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, telling Tronnes his story did not match any of the evidence at the scene.