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Husband convicted of killing wife during domestic dispute

June 28, 2019

PLUMSTED, N.J. (AP) — A husband accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife during a domestic dispute has been convicted of murder by a jury that rejected his claims of self-defense.

The Ocean County jury also convicted Arthur Haskoor on two weapons charges Thursday. The 60-year-old Plumsted man faces a possible life term when he’s sentenced Aug. 29.

Police responding to reports of a disturbance went to Haskoor’s home on Aug. 25, 2015 and found the body of 48-year-old Susan Haskoor in the driveway. A note posted on the front door stated there were guns in the house and that if anybody came in they would be killed.

A camera-equipped robot soon entered the home and found Arthur Haskoor unconscious in the garage. He later admitted attacking his wife of 22 years during an argument over the division of their marital assets.