MEDIA, Pa. (WTXF) - On Friday evening, a jury found a Sharon Hill man guilty of beating and strangling his wife, nearly to death, in September 2016. The wife was reportedly seeking a divorce at the time of the incident.
Tyre Bey, 42, has been convicted of attempted murder and aggravated assault, both felonies of the first degree, in addition to the charges of terroristic threats and simple assault.
Police responded to Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital on Sept. 8 2016 for a reported assault. The victim told police that she was sleeping at her home around 2 p.m. when Bey entered her bedroom and the two began discussing their relationship.
That's when the victim set her cellphone to record the conversation.
After two hours of talking, the victim told her husband that she wanted a divorce. The interaction quickly turned violent, with Bey punching the victim in the face, knocking out her front tooth. He then reportedly choked her with his hands around her throat.
The victim attempted to fight back and bit her husband's finger. Audio recorded during the struggle captures the husband telling the victim "you're going to die tonight" and, while strangling her, saying "Bye, bye, bye, bye..."
"Mr. Bey is a violent, dangerous individual who, with his bare hands, nearly killed the mother of his children and the woman he supposedly loved," said District Attorney Katayoun Copeland. "As a repeat, violent offender, Mr. Bey faces a minimum of 10 years imprisonment.
Bey was remanded to George W. Hill Correctional Facility, as bail was revoked. His sentencing hearing is slated for June 4.