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Minnesota man, 28, pleads guilty to suffocating his wife, 28, with a plastic bag and duct tape, dumping her body in a crawl space in their home – Joshua David Fury then reported his wife missing and tried to blame her ex

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Minnesota man accused of suffocating his wife with a plastic bag and duct tape, dumping her body in a crawl space told police that ‘it only took two hours to kill his wife and bury her body’
Joshua David Fury, 28, faces 38 years in prison after pleading guilty to strangling Maria Pew
Fury, 28, had reported his wife missing from their maple Grove home on April 30 
After 28-year-old Maria Pew’s body was found two days later in a crawlspace in their home, Fury was charged with second-degree murder
Fury initially gave several conflicting versions of events, including blaming one of her former boyfriends for her death
But he eventually confessed that he killed Maria by strangling her at their Maple Grove home and taping a plastic bag over her head
Investigator interviewing Maria’s family, friends and mother found that the couple was having marital problems 
Fury was ‘controlling and possessive’
Joshua David Fury,[left], strangled his wife Maria Pew 1Joshua David Fury, 28, faces 38 years in prison after strangling Maria Pew at the end of April. He had reported her missing on Thursday April 30; her body was found two days later in a crawlspace and Fury was charged with second-degree murder Joshua Fury confessed that it only took two hours to kill his wife Maria Pew and bury her body

A husband who suffocated his wife with a plastic bag before dumping her body in a crawl space in their Minnesota home in April, Tuesday pled guilty to her murder.
Joshua David Fury, 28, faces 38 years in prison after strangling Maria Pew at the end of April. He had reported her missing on April 30; her body was found two days later in a crawlspace and Fury was charged with second-degree murder.
Police found the preliminary cause of death to be asphyxiation from a plastic bag taped over her head and nose. Fury was arrested and at first gave multiple statements, trying to blame one of her former boyfriends for her death.
But he eventually confessed that he killed Maria by strangling her at their Maple Grove home and putting the plastic bag over her head, police said.
Fury later told police he planned to use duct tape roll he used to wrap her body to hang missing posters for her.

Investigator interviews with Maria's family, friends and mother found that the couple was having marital problems and Fury was 'controlling and possessive'Joshua Fury [right] confessed that it only took two hours to kill his wife Maria Pew [left], and bury her body on April 30 at the Maple Grove home in Minnesota
Fury eventually confessed that he killed Maria by strangling her at their Maple Grove homeFury eventually confessed that he killed Maria by strangling her at their Maple Grove home [photo]. Investigator interviewing the missing woman’s family, friends and mother found that the couple was having marital problems and Fury was ‘controlling and possessive’

A two-day large-scale search was launched with teams on the ground and searching by helicopter.
Police served a search warrant on May 2 at the couple’s Maple Grove home where sniffer dogs detected human remains in a crawl space that was no more than four feet tall and had a dirt floor in the basement.
A second search warrant allowed police to dig in the crawl space and her body was found about a day later in the middle of the night after hours of digging.
Police found the preliminary cause of death to be asphyxiation from a plastic bag taped over her head and nose.
Maria’s parents, Bill Pew and Lissa Weimelt, said their adoptive daughter’s husband was controlling and that the two married after an intense and fast moving relationship.
The heartbroken parents said that they believe the couple staying at their home during the coronavirus outbreak was not safe for their daughter.

‘You know that was not a safe place to be,’ her mother Lissa Weimelt says. ‘It further isolated her.’
She added: ‘The things that I am faulting myself for now. ”Run, my God, run!” Why didn’t I say that?’
The grieving mom says adopting Maria was like winning the ‘parenting jackpot.’ The parents recalled their daughter enjoying an active lifestyle, riding snow mobiles,  horses and four-wheelers.
Maria also had been a cheerleader, says her dad, who described her as ‘always smiling.’
They have started a domestic abuse nonprofit, called ‘Maria’s Voice’, to help victims in their daughter’s memory.
Fury’s sentence hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 31.

 

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