Arlington woman, My Tran fatally struck husband with hammer after being asked to sign divorce papers

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at approximately 5:58 a.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Sweet Gum Trail to investigate a domestic disturbance, Arlington Police Department said in a media release.

42-year-old My Tran, called 911 and told dispatchers she’d hit her husband in the head with a hammer, police said.

When officers arrived at the apartment, they located a 45-year-old man lying unresponsive in a bedroom. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ms. Tran was sitting outside the apartment when officers arrived and was immediately detained. Investigators learned the victim asked her to come to the apartment to sign divorce papers.

Ms. Tran was arrested and booked into the Arlington City Jail on one count of Murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified, police said.

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