Police: Enfield Man Tried To Kill His Wife

Aaron Kupec
December 06, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Daniel Burke

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ENFIELD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Enfield police have arrested a local man on charges he tried to kill his wife.

Officers were called to a home in town shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, where they were greeted at the front door by Daniel Burke, 51, who stated that he had killed his wife, said police.

However, the woman-- found on the floor with wounds to her abdomen and neck-- was still alive. Police say she underwent emergency surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

Burke is under arrest on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree strangulation, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Burke was held on $1 million bond, pending arraignment.