Wife Strangled Before Decapitated
By Associated Press. CREATED Jul 27, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Lincoln woman found slain in her home in April was strangled before she was decapitated.
The Lincoln Journal Star says the death certificated of 41-year-old Bettina Burklund spells out her death and mutilation.
County Attorney Joe Kelly says she was dead before her head was cut off.
The woman's husband has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.
Forty-one-year-old Kent Burklund is being held on $1 million bond. A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation of him.
Burklund's next court appearance is scheduled for mid-August.