PEKIN, Ill. -- Tazewell County State's Attorney Stu Umholtz announced Tuesday that a Peoria man has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his estranged wife.
Phouvone V. Sophanavong with three counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Kidnapping.
Sophanavong, 45, is accused of kidnapping his wife, Laongdao Phangthong, 28, early on November 4. Phangthong's body was found in an OSF Saint Francis Medical Center parking deck in a vehicle on November 5. Her cause of death was ruled to be a gunshot.
Sophanavong was then involved in a nine hour standoff with police at his home on 703 Northeast Monroe in Peoria. The standoff ended with Sophanovong shooting himself in the chest.
Bond has been set a $5 million and the Preliminary Hearing is set for December 12 at 2 p.m.
He remains in custody in the Tazewell County Jail.