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Man charged with killing wife had been arrested for strangling her before

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Faye Gross | 29 December, 2017, 02:10

The officers - identified by a law enforcement source as Wing Hong Lau and Wael Jaber, both 11-year veterans - were called to the home of 22-year-old Tonie Wells after a 911 call was made Wednesday morning, police said.

Police said they have arrested a man in connection with the death of a Brooklyn woman whose body was found at the bottom of a stairwell is now in custody.

Sources told PIX11 that Wells and her husband had a history of domestic violence and that police were called to the home at least once before. The development comes almost 24 hours after Tonie Wells, was found dead on the steps of her own Sterling Place home in Crown Heights.

The NYPD suspended two 77th Precinct officers the day of the killing after it was revealed they botched a job to check on the woman.

Those two NYPD officers have been suspended.

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Neighbors alerted police after they heard crying and realized they had not seen Wells recently.

The officers, identified by sources as Wael Jaber and Wing Hong Lau, responded to the three-story Sterling Place brownstone after the victim's sister called 911 to report that Wells was "scared" of her husband because he was "acting amusing", sources said. Bruises were found on her neck, and her husband, Barry Wells, was arrested.

"They seemed like a nice family", neighbor Michelle Ruiz said of the couple.

Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North, told reporters that Wells' death was deemed suspicious.

Police were also looking into reports that the first wellness check on Wells may not have been adequately conducted. "The entire incident, including any potential communication and response issues, are being reviewed by the department", a police spokesman said. Her husband, Barry Wells, was arrested in the death, but larger questions remain: why did the cops not get out of the vehicle, and why are police not taking these calls seriously?

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