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Russell Neal: Tells Cops Wife Is Dead & He Needs A Lawyer

Fri, July 4, 2014 12:22pm EDT by 3 Comments
Russell Neal Wife Dead Needs Lawyer
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Since Hi-Five singer Russell Neal’s wife was found dead in their Houston home on July 2, Russell has been taken into custody. Russell reportedly refused to talk to the police about what happened, but new details are coming to light in the case.

Russell Neal is a platinum-selling artist — his group Hi-Five had major hits like “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)” in the ’90s. Today, he’s in custody after allegedly bursting into a police station to tell police his wife was dead at their apartment, according to a new report.

Russell Neal: Hi-Five Singer Tells Cops Wife Is Dead, He Needs Lawyer

More details have come to light in the mysterious death of Catherine Martinez, 24, who was the wife of Hi-Five singer Russell Neal, a fitness model and a mom of two young children. 

On July 2, Catherine was found dead on the living room floor of the couple’s Houston-area apartment. She had apparent blunt force trauma injuries to her head and multiple stab wounds, reports KPRC

Things took a bizarre turn when Russell reportedly stormed into a Houston police station to confess to police that his wife was dead back at their apartment, according to Daily Mail.

“He wasn’t resisting arrest or fighting with them, or saying anything. When they brought him out in handcuffs, he was just as calm as can be and they just put him in a police car,” a witness to Russell’s time in the police station told KTRK.

Witnesses also snapped photos of Russell, who was dressed down in a Nike athletic pants, a black tee and a black hat, being escorted in handcuffs by a police officer.

According to the station, Russell asked for an attorney, then wouldn’t speak any further about the incident. He is currently in police custody — and allegedly has a pending murder charge against him.

Russell Neal Tells Police He & Wife Had Argument

When the news of Catherine’s death first came to light, breaking news reports stated that Russell admitted to Houston police that he and his wife had a fight — but he didn’t say anything else about the situation.

Our thoughts are with Catherine’s family, friends and especially her two young children at this time. What a sad situation.

What do YOU think really happened, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy Russell is being kept behind bars? Let us know.

— Megan Ross 

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