A Minnesota man allegedly planned to use the same duct tape roll he used to wrap his wife’s murdered body to hang up missing person posters.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office wrote in a criminal complaint that Joshua Fury, 28, confessed to strangling his wife, Maria Fury, 28, and burying her under their Maple Grove home on April 30. The same day, Joshua Fury reported his wife missing, claiming he came home from work and found no sign of her except for her phone.
Family and friends of the couple characterized Joshua Fury as “controlling and possessive.” Maria Fury’s mother claimed she planned to leave him, according to the criminal complaint.
On May 2, Maria Fury’s body was reportedly discovered in a crawl space under her Maple Grove home. Prosecutors wrote that it took authorities hours to exhume her body.
Joshua Fury allegedly admitted to killing his wife during an argument about her leaving him. He recounted squeezing his wife’s neck until he heard a snap then placing a plastic bag over her head and nose as she took her final breaths, the complaint stated.
“According to Defendant, the killing and cover-up took only two and half hours. Defendant said he intended to use the duct tape roll that he used to wrap Victim’s body to also hang missing posters for her,” the document also detailed.
Joshua Fury was charged with second-degree murder with intent. Prosecutors have asked to have bail set at $2 million due to the violent nature of the crime.
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[Featured image: Joshua Fury/Hennepin County Jail; Maria Fury/Maple Grove Police Department]