Husband Accused in West Hartford Murder

A 32-year-old man is accused of slaying his wife in a West Hartford home while their 3-year-old son was in the house.

Police said Jose Lacouture killed his wife in a domestic violence dispute just before midnight on Woodlawn Street.

Police told the Associated Press that the victim is Lacouture's 23-year-old wife, Gina. He admitted to stabbing her, the judge said in court.

Police said there was an outstanding protective order against Lacouture, according to a news release from police.

Lacouture was arraigned Monday on charges of murder, violation of a protective order and risk of injury to a minor. The third charge, police said, was filed because the couple's son was in the home at the time.

Bond was issued at $2.5 million and he is due in court Monday.

Lacouture has lived in Hartford for five years.

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