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Kurt Angle's brother David charged with the murder of his wife

We're sad to report that Kurt Angle's 62 year-old brother David Angle has been charged with the murder of his wife Donna after she was found dead in their home this morning.

Tragedy hits Kurt Angle's family
Tragedy hits Kurt Angle's family
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In an absolutely horrifying story for the family of TNA wrestler Kurt Angle, his 62 year-old brother David Angle has been charged with the murder of his wife Donna after she was found dead in their home this morning, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

From their report:

Dormont police and paramedics responded at 6:24 a.m. to the 1000 block of Peermont Avenue for report of a domestic disturbance and a woman not breathing. There they found Donna Angle, 57, unresponsive on the floor of the living room.

She was taken to St. Clair Hospital and pronounced dead at 7:13 a.m.

​"Due to the situation Kurt would appreciate if you can honor his family's request for privacy at his difficult time," Mr. Hawk said in a text message.

In an interview with police, David Angle said he and [his] wife were in the living room at about 3 a.m. this morning when she offered him some vodka, county homicide Detective Scott Towne wrote in a criminal complaint. He told her he didn't want any, but she continued to "badger him about drinking with her," and it escalated into an argument, the complaint continued.

"He said all of their arguments revolved around alcohol and added that he has 'anger issues,'" the detective wrote.

After his wife tried to kick him, he "grabbed both of her arms, pulled her off the couch, put his foot on her chest and then pulled," the complaint said. He told police he couldn't recall how long he did that but said "it was not for minutes."

He told police she became unconscious and he tried unsuccessfully to revive her before calling 911.

WPXI reported that their neighbour Joe Setticase was stunned by the alleged homicide:

Channel 11 talked to neighbor Joe Setticase, who said he was shocked to learn his friend allegedly killed his wife.

"I’m devastated," he said. "I just can’t believe it. I’m in shock."

Setticase added the couple "had their problems" over the years "but nothing like this."

"They’re good neighbors, good people," he said. "I just heard it right now and I can’t believe it." confirmed that the incident had shocked the local community where such serious crimes are extremely rare:

The murder surprised neighbors, who said the couple had lived in their home for about 30 years.

"I got up, and there was a crime van out there. It really is a big surprise. It is a shock. I have never had a problem with them," said neighbor Bob Kessler.

Neither has Dormont's mayor and former police chief, Phil Ross, who lives nearby. Ross knew of no history of disturbances at the Angle home.

We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates.

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