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    Jepsy Amaga Kallungi (26) missing from Colorado Springs, CO since April 2019; her husband has been arrested for murder

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/dane-k...amaga-kallungi

    The husband of a Colorado Springs woman who has been missing for more than two years was arrested for her murder on Wednesday.

    Dane Kallungi, 38, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jepsy Amaga Kallungi, 26, who has been missing since April 2019. Kallungi was found trying to get onto an Air Force base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to KKTV.

    To our community?

    Yesterday, Dane Kallungi was taken into custody in New Mexico for the murder of his missing wife, Jepsy Kallungi.

    This is still an active investigation, but we plan to have more detailed information for our community tomorrow.
    ? Colorado Springs Police Department (@CSPDPIO) June 17, 2021

    Court records show Kallungi was wanted for a crime committed on March 20, 2019?the last day Jepsy?s mother, Margie Amaga, heard from her daughter. Amaga, who is based in Hong Kong, has been pleading for the public?s help in finding her child.

    Amaga told KKTV in April 2019 that the two often communicated through Facebook Messenger. When her daughter didn't appear online after a few weeks, she got worried.

    ?I just want to know if she's still alive or dead,? Margie said. ?I don't know where she is, why she's gone.?

    Colorado Springs police opened a murder investigation that April after completing a wellness call on Jepsy and not finding her.

    Her husband has maintained that Jepsy told him she was going to visit friends in either the Philippines, where she emigrated from in 2017, or Chicago. He claims she left without her phone or identification.

    The couple met in 2017 through an online dating app, Margie told KOAA, with Jepsy moving to the U.S. from the Philippines to marry him. The two were married in July that year.

    Margie has been trying to get a visa to the U.S. to find her daughter.

    ?It?s really hard for me. It?s really painful for me because I am very far,? she said. ?I don?t know where I find her. I don?t know. I?m only alone.?

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-call-ex.html

    Man, 38, was arrested for murder of his missing wife, 26, after 'confessing to his ex-wife that he had killed and buried her in 2019' during phone call which was recorded by cops

    Dane Kallungi, 38, was charged with the first-degree murder of his wife, Jepsy Amaga Kallungi, who has not been seen since 2019
    Police obtained audio of Kallungi confessing to his ex-wife Alaine Kallungi that he killed Jepsy in March 2019 after strangling her and buried her body
    The alleged attack occurred after Jepsy came home following an sexual encounter with a soldier in Fort Carson, the affidavit states
    He said he strangled Jepsy following an argument where he was trying to 'stop the words from coming out of her mouth' and severely injured her
    After severely injuring her he said he 'didn't want to watch her suffer anymore' and implied he killed her out of mercy
    He then told his ex he wrapped Jepsy's body up and placed it in the trunk of his car and buried her body in a grave the following day

    A Colorado Springs man who was arrested for his missing wife's murder was caught after police recorded him detailing the alleged killing over the phone to his ex-wife.

    Dane Kallungi, 38, was arrested last month trying to get onto the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico and charged with first-degree murder of his wife, Jepsy Amaga Kallungi.

    Jepsy, who moved to Colorado Springs from the Philippines in 2017 to marry Kallungi after they met on a dating website, has not been seen since 2019, when she was 26 years old.

    Kallungi later moved to California, but had returned to Colorado Springs on March 26 and had lunch with his ex-wife Alaine Kallungi, and allegedly confessed to killing Jepsy, according to an affidavit.

    Alaine informed the police of their conversation later the same day and agreed to have a phone call with Kallungi on April 3 which would be recorded by police.

    In that call, Kallungi allegedly confessed to Alaine that he killed Jepsy in March 2019 following a domestic violence incident and buried her body.

    The alleged attack occurred after Jepsy came home following an sexual encounter with a soldier in Fort Carson, the affidavit states.

    Dane later told Jepsy's family that they had stopped talking and she went with a friend to either Chicago, Mexico or the Philippines without bringing any ID or her phone.

    Information gathered during this investigation suggests that Dane Kallungi strangled Jepsy Kallungi during an act of domestic violence, causing her to be severely injured,' the affidavit said.

    In the phone call Kallungi allegedly details the violent incident that led to his wife's death.

    He said he strangled Jepsy following an argument where he was trying to 'stop the words from coming out of her mouth' and severely injured her, according to the affidavit.

    'I kind of like, I grabbed her and I guess it was just like a second when I got p****d off, but I didn't even feel that p****d off,' he said in the call.

    'It looked like I did some damage and I freaked out and it looked like she was suffering,' he added.

    He said he 'didn't want to watch her suffer anymore' and implied he killed her out of mercy.

    'I wasn't sure if I had already killed her and it was like the stuff you see in the movies about how people die,' the affidavit said.

    'Like she was already dead. It was just a matter of time and like I didn't want to watch her suffer anymore,' he said.

    'I put her on the floor and it was like there was still some breathing going on even though she was gone and I just, just regretted that,' Kallungi added.

    He then told his ex he wrapped Jepsy's body up and placed it in the trunk of his car and buried her body in a grave the following day.

    But before burying Jepsy, Kallungi drove his son to school and went to work while his wife's body was in the trunk, the affidavit states.

    'Yeah, she was in my trunk, and then after work I drove to Florissant and found a spot and like I just stuffed her and... yeah, I went to Florissant and no, I like said goodbye to her before I put her there and tried to apologize a million times,' he said on the phone call.

    Jepsy moved from the Philippines to the US in 2017 to marry Kallungi after the pair met on a dating website.

    Court records show that the couple had filed for divorce, but it's unclear if the divorce was ever finalized.

    Jepsy's mother Margie Amaga became concerned when she suddenly stopped replying to Facebook Messenger texts on March 20, 2019 and she was first reported missing by her family on April 4, 2019.

    During the course of a two-year missing persons investigation, authorities executed over three dozen search warrants and conducted multiple interviews that led them to believe Kallungi was a primary suspect, according to the affidavit.

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    https://www.koaa.com/news/crime/over...kallungis-case

    Plea deal could be reached in Jepsy Kallungi's case

    A preliminary hearing was set for October 29, but was rescheduled after the prosecution filed a motion to continue. The judge also said one of the prosecution's main witnesses could not make it.

    The judge said there may not be a need for the proof evident, presumption great hearing after all. That's when prosecutors would argue there is enough evidence to take the case to trial.

    Prosecutors told News5 the reason there may be no need for a preliminary hearing is because a plea deal could be reached.

    The hearing was moved to January 21, even though prosecutors maintained they were ready to proceed on Friday. In court, they said the defense indicated they would like to reschedule the hearing.

    The arrest affidavit claims Dane strangled Jepsy during an act of domestic violence, inflicting serious injuries. Investigators believe Dane saw Jepsy was "suffering," and decided to kill her. The paperwork states the incident happened on March 20, 2019, inside their apartment around 10:30 p.m.

    According to the records, police say Dane put Jepsy's body into the trunk of his car, and took his son to school the next morning before going to work. After work, police claim Dane drove Jepsy's body to a remote area in Teller County, where he buried her. Jepsy's body has not been found.

    Dane moved to California after Jepsy disappeared. The arrest paperwork says that on March 26, 2021, Dane had lunch with his ex-wife, Alaine. The affidavit states Dane took a brief trip to Colorado Springs because of an illness in his family. Allegedly, that's when Dane told Alaine he killed Jepsy.

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    I don't understand, they were married but she was having sex with another guy. So he knew about this? Was it an arrangement? Her poor mother, she doesn't even know where to begin looking and she's so far away.
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    https://www.koaa.com/news/covering-c...jepsy-kallungi

    Nearly 10 months after the arrest of Dane Kallungi on accusations that he murdered his wife, 26-year-old Jepsy Amaga Kallungi, evidence was presented in a preliminary hearing, including a recording of a phone call between Dane and his ex-wife Alaine where Dane discusses the murder and disappearance of Jepsy.

    At the end of the hearing, Judge Jessica Curtis ruled that the trial will move forward on first degree murder charges, rejecting the defense's argument that the evidence presented showed that it wasn't pre-meditated.

    The evidence also included testimony from the lead detective on the case, Colorado Springs Police Officer Lee, and a CSPD Officer who conducted a welfare check following Jepsy's disappearance in March, Officer Mathis.

    The recording lines up with what is laid out in the arrest affadavit, which claims Dane killed Jepsy after a domestic violence incident inflicted serious injuries, and that he decided to kill her after he saw that Jepsy was "suffering."

    Dane in the phone call says he wanted to "stop the words coming from her mouth," for "just a second," but realized after that it was "more than a second."

    Officer Lee made the decision to change the arrest warrant from second degree murder to first degree murder after hearing the call, according to testimony Friday. He said the possibility that Dane could've gotten Jepsy help from her suffering, rather than ending it, was what influenced that decision.

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    https://krdo.com/news/2022/09/08/mot...-murder-trial/

    Mother of Jepsy Amaga Kallungi denied visa for the fourth time ahead of daughter’s murder trial

    Over three years since Jepsy Amaga Kallungi went missing, her ex-husband Dane Kallungi is set to go on trial for her murder. October 5, he will be on trial for killing Kallungi, after an affidavit released in June 2021 revealed he confessed to his ex-wife that he killed Kallungi and hid her body.

    Her mother Margie Amaga, a current resident of Hong Kong, is grieving from afar after she was informed that her fourth visa application to come to the United States was denied Wednesday night.

    "Last night, she just bawled," said Britney Hartman, the owner of Justice Takes Flight. "She just cried. It just broke her heart that we've tried so many times, and she just keeps getting denied. All she wants to do is come here and help support her Jepsy."

    Hartman connected with the family soon after Jepsy's disappearance, when Amaga reached out asking for help. Since that moment, Hartman has been in constant communication with Amaga, helping her with her visa applications and attending each court hearing.
    She submitted three more applications this year but, was denied on the grounds that she couldn't prove she didn't have intent to flee to the United States permanently from Hong Kong.

    Amber Blasingame, a Colorado Springs immigration attorney, says that is the most common reason for non-immigration visas to be denied.

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