Nurse Strangles (Hired) Intruder II
Posted by: Dale Franks
on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
You may remember the story McQ highlighted several days ago about the woman who choked to death a man who was in her home armed with a hammer. Well, there's more to the story.
The estranged husband of a woman who strangled an intruder with her bare hands last week has been accused of hiring the intruder as part of a murder plot, Portland police said.
Michael James Kuhnhausen, 58, was charged Thursday with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.
Detectives said he helped disarm the security alarm at his wife's home on Sept. 6 and let Edward Haffey in. Haffey, armed with a claw hammer, then waited for Susan Kuhnhausen to arrive home from her nursing job.
The claw hammer, as we now know, wasn't enough to do the job. Quite the reverse, actually.
Being a good criminal, Mr. Haffey had a note on him to call Mr. Kuhnhausen when the deed was done. Since Mr. Haffey became...uh...unavailable, the police decided to go ahead and make the call for him.