Florida man, 21,arrested after he admitted to slitting wife’s throat after she burned his passport


Man, 21, ‘slit wife’s throat, dragged her into a bathtub and then held her hand as he played her favorite music while she bled to death after she burned his passport’

  • Florida man Xichen Yang told cops he killed his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham, on Monday in the apartment they shared
  • Yang slit his wife’s throat, dragged her into the bathtub and then held her hand as she died while he played her favorite music
  • He told cops that he killed his wife because she burned his passport 
  • Yang was arrested and charged with first-degree premeditated murder and tampering with physical evidence, according to officials
  • Yang reportedly told police that that he was aware he was in a rage and could have ‘stopped short’ but decided not to

A 21-year-old Florida man has been arrested after he confessed to brutally slitting his wife’s throat, dragging her into a bathtub and then playing her favorite music while she bled to death. 

Xichen Yang admitted to police that he killed his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham, on Monday in the apartment they shared in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Yang, who has since been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering, told cops that he killed his wife because she had burned his passport, according to local outlet WESH

Police were called to the couple’s home around 8.50am on Monday after Yang failed to turn up to work, and told his boss during a phone call that he had murdered his wife. 

Nhu Quynh Pham was stabbed to death by her husband at their Florida home after he claimed he flew into a rage when she burned his passport. Xichen Yang confessed to brutally slitting his wife's throat, dragging her into a bathtub and then playing her favorite music while she bled to death

Nhu Quynh Pham was stabbed to death by her husband at their Florida home after he claimed he flew into a rage when she burned his passport. Xichen Yang confessed to brutally slitting his wife’s throat, dragging her into a bathtub and then playing her favorite music while she bled to death

Yang, who has since been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering, told cops that he killed his wife because she had burned his passport

Yang, who has since been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering, told cops that he killed his wife because she had burned his passport 

Officers and emergency personnel the found Yang’s wife, ‘lying in a pool of blood in a bathtub located in the bathroom directly to the right of the front entrance to the apartment,’ according to the complaint, Law&Crime reported. 

Yang was later located by cops, and he was charged with first-degree premeditated murder and tampering with physical evidence, according to ASPD police said in a news release.

During his arrest, Yang allegedly confessed to his wife’s gruesome murder providing details of the knife he used in the stabbing, how she crawled down the hallway, and then how he dragged her into the bathtub.

He admitted in the complaint that he held her down in the bathwater for at least 10 minutes, as he ‘played her favorite music,’ and ‘held her hand’ until she died. 

After she died, he started to clean the pools of blood splattered all over the walls and floor before fleeing the area.  

Police said the victim sustained a ‘deep laceration to the left side of her neck’ and her stomach had ‘pooled with blood,’ Law&Crime reported.

Officials pronounced Phan’s time of death as approximately 9.13am. 

Altamonte Springs Police Department was doing a welfare check on Monday morning when the came up on the grisly murder scene. Yang was not present at the time. Police located him and he was placed in custody without incident

Altamonte Springs Police Department was doing a welfare check on Monday morning when the came up on the grisly murder scene. Yang was not present at the time. Police located him and he was placed in custody without incident 

Police said Yang said he flew into a rage after Phan burned his passport, and he could have ‘stopped short’ but decided not to. 

He told authorities that was ‘not how he was raised’ and that he is the type of person who always ‘goes all the way,’ the complaint stated, Law & Crime reported.

Yang reportedly worked as a technician at Marco Polo Pools in Orlando Florida.  

Michael Rathal, who worked with Yang, was identified in the complaint and the person who called 911 and told the dispatcher that Yang claimed he had just killed his wife.

‘Yang called Rathel’s son, Michael Cole Rathel, and informed him he had stabbed his wife, killing her, and was attempting to clean up the evidence,’ the elder Rathel allegedly told the dispatcher.    

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