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Husband says he killed his wife to end her suffering

A Greenfield man accused of killing his wife said she wanted him to end her suffering. The body of Jamie Ward, 50, was found last Wednesday at a house in the 4700 block of West Maple Leaf Circle in Greenfield. Her husband, Braeden Ward, 48, was arrested after a confrontation with police in Franklin. He was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide with a deadly weapon. The medical examiner said Jamie Ward had been dead for two weeks before her decomposing body was found. She was last seen on May 4, the day her husband said he killed her. A family member called the police to ask them to carry out a wellness check on Jamie Ward. According to a criminal complaint, this person told police that Braeden Ward had slit his wife’s throat 10 days prior and that her body was still at their home. When officers attended the home, they said they called the suspect and he admitted to helping his wife end her life. Braeden Ward said the victim had been in chronic pain for 20 years and he couldn’t help it. “He said t The victim went into the shower, sat down on the shower stool facing the window, and the defendant said he then stabbed her in the neck and she died approximately four minutes later,” the complaint said. Braeden Ward told police he stabbed his wife. in his lower back, right leg, inner thigh and stomach after his death to drain blood from his body, according to the complaint. Police say they entered the house and found Jamie Ward sitting upright in the tub. Investigators say they found a large kitchen knife on a shelf in the bathroom An autopsy showed Jamie Ward died of a cut to the neck The suspect told officers that when his wife asked him to l to help end his life, he suggested using a gun but she didn’t want to wait After her death, Braeden Ward told police he washed his wife’s body every day after that he began to smell. Police say Jamie Ward’s death was the result of domestic abuse. Braeden Ward remains in the Milwaukee County Jail on $1 million cash bond. If found guilty, he faces life in prison. The suspect was due to appear in court again on May 31. Anyone experiencing domestic violence can call 911 if they are in immediate danger or contact the 24-hour Sojourner Family Peace Center at 414-933-2722 or text 414-877-8100. All calls are confidential.

A Greenfield man accused of killing his wife said she wanted him to end her suffering.

The body of Jamie Ward, 50, was found last Wednesday at a house in the 4700 block of West Maple Leaf Circle in Greenfield.

Her husband, Braeden Ward, 48, was arrested after a police confrontation in Franklin.

He was charged on Friday with first-degree intentional homicide with a deadly weapon.

The medical examiner said Jamie Ward had been dead for two weeks before her decomposing body was found.

She was last seen on May 4, the day her husband said he killed her.

A family member called the police to ask them to carry out a wellness check on Jamie Ward.

According to a criminal complaint, this person told police that Braeden Ward said he slit his wife’s throat 10 days prior and that her body was still at their home.

When officers attended the home, they said they called the suspect and he admitted to helping his wife end her life.

Braeden Ward said the victim had been in chronic pain for 20 years and he couldn’t help it.

“He said the victim went into the shower, sat down on the shower stool facing the window, and the defendant said he then stabbed her in the neck and she died approximately four minutes later,” the complaint reads.

Braeden Ward told police he stabbed his wife in the lower back, right leg, inner thigh and stomach after her death to drain blood from her body, according to the complaint.

Police said they entered the house and found Jamie Ward sitting upright in the tub.

Investigators said they found a large kitchen knife on a shelf in the bathroom.

An autopsy showed Jamie Ward died of a cut on her neck.

The suspect told officers that when his wife asked him to help end his life, he suggested using a gun, but she didn’t want to wait for the purchase to be made.

After her death, Braeden Ward told police he washed his wife’s body every day after it started to smell bad.

Police say Jamie Ward’s death was the result of domestic abuse.

Braeden Ward remains in the Milwaukee County Jail on $1 million cash bond.

If convicted, he faces life in prison.

The suspect was due to appear in court again on May 31.

Anyone experiencing domestic violence can call 911 if they are in immediate danger or contact the 24-hour Sojourner Family Peace Center at 414-933-2722 or text 414-877-8100.

All calls are confidential.

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