A Minnesota husband accused of killing his wife admitted to cops, “I guess I don’t have to worry about a divorce now,” authorities say.
Matthew Jansen confessed to a 911 operator on Friday night that he had fatally shot Mary Jo Jansen at their Blaine home, according to the criminal complaint.
Mary Jo Jansen, who was 46, was found on the floor of an upstairs bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head or neck area. A medical examiner later found that she had been shot in the neck and the chest.
A handgun was found on the steps of the home.
Matthew Jansen, 46, told investigators at the scene that “I can’t believe I did it,” and “I guess I don’t have to worry about a divorce now,” alleges the complaint. He was charged with second-degree murder.
The suspect had been served divorce papers by his wife around Thanksgiving, family members told authorities. The husband and wife were still living together, but Mary Jo Jansen had been planning to move out on Saturday, one day after she was killed, according to relatives.
Family members told investigators that they had removed firearms from the home following an incident in December.