Pregnant woman dies after being pushed down stairs by husband


A pregnant 22-year-old woman was found dead at the bottom of the basement staircase inside her Brooklyn home. 

According to New York Post, Tonie Wells was found dead with bruising to her neck.

Neighbours noticed that something wasn’t right after they heard her two-year-old daughter crying. The neighbours then called the cops.

According to police sources, cops suspect that Well’s husband, Barry Wells strangled the woman.

“Witnesses heard an argument and something falling down the stairs,” the source said.

Police are currently looking for Barry for questioning.

“Preliminarily, the deceased female has bruising on her neck and it appears as if she was either pushed or fell down the flight of stairs leading to the basement,” Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said.