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01.10.2005 Diaspora News

Ghanaian accused in wife's slaying expected to live

By SacBee
Ghanaian accused in wife's slaying expected to live
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SACRAMENTO - A man accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death in a hospital parking lot this week remained in serious condition Wednesday but was expected to survive and face a murder charge. Police said Wisdom A. Ofoe, 50, of Sacramento had swallowed a quantity of pills and was found unconscious Tuesday in a south Sacramento home after allegedly attacking Deanna S. Ofoe, 41, outside Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, South Sacramento. He was later taken to the same hospital for treatment. Police continued to guard him Wednesday evening. A week before the homicide, Wisdom Ofoe had filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for custody of the couple's two sons, ages 11 and 15. He alleged that his wife had fabricated accounts that he had tried to kill her in the past, court records show. In a petition for a restraining order earlier this month, Deanna Ofoe said her husband had tried to poison her soup. The next day, she said, he left a car running in the garage while the door to her home was open. "He has threatened me in the past by stating that if I continue to not do what he says, I will see what he will do to me," she wrote on Sept. 12. Deanna Ofoe had recently stayed at a WEAVE shelter for women escaping violence.<