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Murder Charge in Husband's Grisly Death

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte woman allegedly murdered her husband and dismembered his body. 34-year old Thessalonica Allen is charged with murder and other counts in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to authorities, Randy Allen was shot last week at the couple’s home at Maple Tree Apartments on West 18th Street.


Police said evidence obtained from the investigation shows the woman and her children at the suspect’s request tried placing the body into the victim’s vehicle but were unable. Allen allegedly used an ax to amputate his legs then placed the body into a tote. However, police said the investigation shows the body was too heavy for them to carry out to the vehicle.


According to authorities, police were called by a man who Allen asked to help move the body. Instead, the woman was located two days later outside a local hardware store, explaining her husband had beaten her.


According to court documents, the children told investigators their father was helping them with homework on a computer when he spotted a website their mother allegedly viewed, which led to an argument between the couple. The children then heard what sounded like a gunshot.


Currently, Allen is being held in the La Porte County Jail without bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Friday before Judge Tom Alevizos.

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