Anthony Wessel, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his wife, 37-year-old Anna Wessel
An Oregon man walked into an Oregon City police station Monday afternoon and allegedly confessed to fatally shooting his wife.
In a statement shared on Tuesday, the Oregon City Police Department said that Anthony Wessel, 41, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, 37-year-old Anna Wessel.
According to police, Anthony allegedly told officers that the killing occurred inside the family’s Oregon City home.
Officers then rushed to the home, where they reportedly found Anna dead, police said. No one else was inside the home.
According to KPTV, prosecutors confirmed in court that Anna died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
Police have not shared a possible motive for the violence.
Anthony is currently being held at the Clackamas County Jail, police said. It's not immediately clear if he has entered a plea or retained an attorney.
According to court documents obtained by KATU-TV, the couple had been married for 18 years.
A GoFundMe launched by Anna’s loved ones states she leaves behind children who will be staying with family members during this time.
“She was well loved and cherished by her family, friends, coworkers and community,” the fundraising page states.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Oregon City Police Department tip line at 503-905-3505 and reference case #23-023587.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.
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