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Minnesota man accused of murdering a woman, so he doesn’t have to worry about a divorce

Matthew Jansen, 46, is being held on $ 1 million bail for allegedly killing his wife, after she filed for divorce.
(Anoka County Sheriff’s Office)

A Minnesota man called the police after he allegedly killed his wife to confess what he had done, just a few months after she filed for divorce, the officials said.

Matthew Jansen, 46, called 911 on Friday night to report that he fatally shot his wife, Mary Jo Jones, the Star Tribune reported, citing a criminal complaint.

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The police in Anoka allegedly entered Johnson’s house and found his wife’s body with gunshot wounds. The researchers also said they found an unloaded gun and the receipt.

Jansen, according to the complaint, told officials that he was surprised he went with the alleged murder. He, allegedly, told them: “I think that I don’t have to worry about a divorce.”

Mary Jo Jones, 46, was found dead in her home with gunshot wounds, a criminal complaint said.
(GoFundMe)

His wife served him with divorce papers, around Thanksgiving, but the duo both remained in the house. Mary Jo Johnson ‘ s family said that they decided to go out on Saturday.

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A GoFundMe for the woman killed states, “she was a great mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend and colleague who will be missed greatly by all who knew her.”

Jones, according to online records from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, is being held on $ 1 million bail on second-degree murder charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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