The wife of a man who died in a hit-and-run crash is being charged with manslaughter after allegedly telling him to get out of her home, police say.
Attorney Susan De La Torre of Lake Charles, Louisiana, told deputies that she called her husband, Robert De La, in April 2016 to tell him she was leaving him because she wanted to spend more time with her children, according to an arrest affidavit.
De La Torres told deputies she then went back to her house and retrieved a knife, according the affidavit.
She then told Robert De la to get on the porch and to “stop what he was doing and get back into his car,” the affidavit said.
Robert De La told deputies he had been drinking and his blood-alcohol content was 0.24, according an arrest warrant.
A second woman who was in De La’s home at the time was arrested on May 5, police said.
She told police she was there because she was “having a conversation with her husband” about the car crash.
Police did not say what happened after that.
De la Torre, 49, of Lake Chalmette, was charged with felony hit- and-run death and felony hit and run and is being held on a $100,000 bond.
She did not have an attorney listed in court records.
DeLa Torre and her husband had been married for almost 10 years, according a statement from the De La family.
De los Torres had two children and two grandchildren, according their statement.
Robert de la Torres, 60, of Chilton, Louisiana was charged last month with aggravated assault, battery and fleeing from police, according his arrest warrant, which was not released.