Norfolk police: Husband accused of murdering wife in Bayview home

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David M. Tackett, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife, Sophan Torn. (Courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)
David M. Tackett, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife, Sophan Torn. (Courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)

A man has been charged with murdering his wife and leaving her body in her Bayview home, police say.

Police found Sophan Torn dead in her home, located in the 1600 block of East Bayview Boulevard, just after 6 a.m. on Saturday while responding to a welfare check call, according to a release from the Norfolk Police Department.

Her death was originally classified as undetermined, but on Saturday afternoon police arrested her husband, David M. Tackett, in Henrico County.

Tackett has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held in jail without bail.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@southsidedaily.com.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.