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Husband kills wife by stuffing sock in her mouth and trying her up

By Mason White 12:37 PM October 20, 2017
James Edward Brinker
James Edward Brinker
By: Alexis Bell

An evil husband violated a protection order and killed his wife by stuffing a sock in her mouth, according to police in South Dakota.

The Mitchell Police Department said that on Tuesday, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers received a 911 call, stating that an ambulance was needed at a residence located on the 900 block of E. 3rd Avenue for a female who did not appear to be breathing.

Responding officers found a 36-year-old woman deceased at the residence.

As a result of this investigation, 39-year-old James Edward Brinker was arrested for first-degree manslaughter, violation of a protection order constituting an assault, and simple assault domestic.

James was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $750,000.

If convicted, James faces up to life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

In this incident, Brinker allegedly wrapped his wife Marie in a blanket and allegedly asphyxiated her by placing a sock in her mouth.

He tied a cloth belt across her face and placed her on a mattress.

He then left her in that state for a significant period of time, which apparently led to her death.

James then brought the victim’s children to the crime scene and persuaded one of them to call 911.

James left the residence and he was later located at a different residence in Mitchell.

There was a valid protection order in place that prohibited James from having contact with the victim at the time of the incident.

James had 5 previous arrests for domestic assault.