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Police: Man kills his wife in their Laurel home

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A husband is being accused of killing his wife Tuesday night in their Laurel home, Howard County police said.  

Jason W. Martin, 41, was arrested and is being charged with second-degree murder in the death of Carla Dee Martin, 42. Authorities said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

A neighbor reported the incident to 911 around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The caller told authorities that Jason Martin had come to their home and said his wife was injured. The man had blood on his clothing.

When officers got to the scene they found Carla Martin in the basement with injuries from blunt force trauma. Police found a dumbbell nearby, which was covered in blood. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The three children who were at home were not around when the incident happened. They were placed in custody of Carla Martin's family.

Jason Martin is awaiting the booking process at the Howard County Detention Center.

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