Man who tattooed his wife’s face on his back allegedly strangles her to death

A pregnant mom was found dead Wednesday at the bottom of a basement staircase inside her Brooklyn home – and cops suspect her husband strangled her.

Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead with bruising to her neck following the 9:50 a.m. incident at the Crown Heights residence on Sterling Place after neighbors reportedly heard the cries of her two-year-old daughter and called the cops.

Investigators are treating the death as a possible homicide, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North told reporters.
Sources say cops are “actively looking for” Wells’ 29-year-old husband, Barry Wells, for questioning. “Witnesses heard an argument and something falling down the stairs,” a high-ranking police source said.
In September, 2017, the couple went viral after he tattooed her face on his back to mark their wedding anniversary.
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