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Walden Shores Man Charged in Choking Death of Wife of 50 Years


Last updated 6/13/2019 at 11:06am

Ronald Strouse

A 73-year-old Lake Wales man is in the Polk County Jail accused of strangling to death his wife of more than 50 years.

Ronald Strouse of Harte Drive in Walden Shores east of Lake Wales was charged with one count of first degree murder after allegedly killing 72-year-old Susan Strouse during a physical altercation. The dispute reportedly started the night before when Mrs. Strouse announced her plans to take their money and leave him.

After receiving a 911 call around 4:30 p.m. June 11, the Polk County Sheriff's Office reported finding the husband sitting on his porch and his wife dead on t...

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