April 24th, 2018
On the morning of April 24, 2018, David Tronnes called 911 to report that his wife, Shanti Cooper-Tronnes, had fallen in the bathtub of their Orlando home. The seemingly-distraught husband was emotional and panicked while claiming he tried to resuscitate his wife. But police believe his story is a lie — and they allege he beat and choked Cooper-Tronnes long before calling for help. Cops allege Tronnes killed his wife and then went for a walk, took his dogs to a park and did some work around the house before the 911 call. An autopsy revealed Cooper-Tronnes, 38, died from blunt force trauma to the head and strangulation. Moreover, crime scene investigators noted that the woman’s body was completely dry, which contradicted her husband’s claim that she had been in the partially-filled tub. Four months after the body was discovered, Tronnes was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty and was ordered to be held without bond.