According to The Twin Cities Pioneer Press, police say Matthew Lynn Jansen, age 46, shot and killed his wife Mary Jo Jansen, inside their Blaine, Minnesota home this past Friday.
A criminal complaint filed by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office shows that Mr. Jansen had admitted to the crime to a 911 operator and that he unloaded his gun and is inside his home.
Officers discovered Mary Jo Jansen lying on the floor in her bedroom upstairs, she was shot in the chest and neck. The officers found the handgun on the steps of the house. Officers also found an empty gun case in Mr. Jansen’s truck, along with a receipt from February for the Smith & Wesson .44.
The Anoka County Attorney's Office today charged Matthew Lynn Jansen with 2nd degree intentional murder for the shooting death of his wife. The criminal complaint is posted here: https://t.co/TNgDEcEODC pic.twitter.com/PHRqQn8WE9
— Anoka Co Attorney (@AnokaCountyAtty) February 11, 2019
Police were informed by relatives that Mary Jo had filed for divorce back in November, but the couple were still living with each other. However, relatives also said she was planning to move out on Saturday. They also talked about there being an “incident” with firearms at the house back in December.
“Family members said they had removed firearms from the home and the defendant after an incident in December,” reads the complaint.
Mr. Jansen is facing charges of second-degree murder and his bail is set at $1 million. He is due in court on March 18.
According to police, while Jansen was being arrested, he said, “I can’t believe I did it — I guess I don’t have to worry about a divorce now.”
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