A 45-year-old Champlin man is charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his wife to death. James Nyonteh is accused of killing 35-year-old Peachu Yates. Yates was found bleeding and not breathing in the front yard of a home in Champlin Monday night. A witness told police she was on the phone with Yates when Nyonteh showed up at the home with a knife. The witness said she heard Nyonteh in the background say he just wanted to talk, and then the phone call ended. Nyonteh fled to Fargo and was arrested in North Dakota. According to the criminal complaint, Yates and her children had moved out of their home and were living with family in Champlin because Nyonteh was under investigation for a criminal sexual conduct case.
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