Chesapeake man accused of strangling wife to death will head to trial

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A man Chesapeake police say confessed to killing his wife in 2017 appeared in court on Wednesday. 

William Khine is charged with the murder of Khin Shwe.

On March 10, 2017, officers responded to a call at the Adalay Bay Apartments for an injured woman.

When they arrived, they found Shwe dead inside the apartment and believe she was strangled.

Officers say Khine told police he had called 911,that she was his wife, and that he killed her.

The judge determined that the case would go to trial after hearing witness testimonies.

Those included a police officer, who responded to the scene, and the detective who interrogated Khine after he was taken into custody.

The detective says Khine told him that he and Shwe were at work at Harris Teeter when he started hearing voices.

The two left work and returned to the apartment, where Khine choked her multiple times, including once with pajama pants.

The detective says Khine told him his wife said she didn’t want to die.

Khine stopped choking her and could still hear her breathing, according to the detective.

That’s when he returned to work at Harris Teeter and took food out of the fridge, according to the detective.

The detective says Khine then returned to the apartment, where Shwe was still alive.

Khine tried to save her, according to the detective, but when he went to move her he heard her neck crack.

Khine then called an associate, who told him to call 911, which he did, according to the testimony.

The detective says that Khine told him he heard voices throughout the whole incident telling him to kill his wife, but did not hear them during the interrogation.

Another hearing is scheduled for July 3.

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