David Angle, brother of former WWE star and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, has been charged with homicide in the death of his wife.
The 62-year-old Angle was charged after police responded to reports of a domestic disturbance and a woman not breathing, and found Angle’s 57-year-old wife Donna unresponsive on their living room floor. According to an interview with police, the dispute started at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning when she offered Angle a drink, which he refused. She reportedly continued to “badger him” about not drinking with her, and the situation escalated into an argument.
The following is an account of what happened next, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As a warning, it describes a disturbingly specific image of domestic violence.
“He said all of their arguments revolved around alcohol and added that he has ‘anger issues,'” the detective wrote.
After his wife tried to kick him, he “grabbed both of her arms, pulled her off the couch, put his foot on her chest and then pulled,” the complaint said. He told police he couldn’t recall how long he did that but said “it was not for minutes.”
He told police she became unconscious and he tried unsuccessfully to revive her before calling 911.
Kurt Angle’s manager released the following statement:
“Due to the situation Kurt would appreciate if you can honor his family’s request for privacy at his difficult time.”