Prince William County police were called before dawn Tuesday morning for a report of an apparent suicide in Triangle.
But once there, around 4 a.m., police say, a husband’s story of his wife stabbing herself in the chest did not add up.
“It’s very unusual for someone to … stab themselves in the chest area to try and kill themselves,” said Officer Jonathan Perok, a police department spokesman.
Police also heard “other inconsistencies with [the accused] rundown of what happened,” Perok said, and have charged Abdul Rahman Talib Din, 44, with the first degree murder of his wife, Joanna Bell Lowe, 47.
The two were involved in a “verbal altercation which escalated physically,” according to a news release.
There were other people in the house, but no one saw the alleged crime, Perok said. The pair do not have children, he said.
Din also goes by the name Derrick Delano Wilson. He is being held without bond and a court date has not been set.