PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) When Susan Kuhnhausen returned home from work one day earlier this month, she encountered an intruder wielding a claw hammer. After a struggle, the 51-year-old nurse fended off her attacker by strangling him with her bare hands.
Neighbors praised the woman for her bravery, and investigators said they believed the dead man — Edward Dalton Haffey — was burglarizing Kuhnhausen’s home.
But after an investigation, police now say the intruder Kuhnhausen strangled was apparently a hit man hired by her estranged husband — Michael James Kuhnhausen Sr. — to kill her.
The 58-year-old husband was taken into custody Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder. He was ordered held on $500,000 bail.
Haffey had worked as a custodian under Kuhnhausen at an adult video store, according an affidavit filed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office.
Kuhnhausen and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, and she told officers “her husband was distraught about the divorce and wanting to reconcile but that she was insisting on the divorce,” the affidavit states.
A background check showed Haffey had served lengthy prison terms for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and convictions for robbery and burglary.
Inside a backpack Haffey left at the scene was a day planner with “Call Mike, Get letter,” scribbled on the week of Sept. 4, the affidavit said. Michael Kuhnhausen’s cell phone number was jotted on the inside of a folder, it said.
An emergency room nurse who lives in a southeast Portland neighborhood, Susan Kuhnhausen arrived home on the evening of Sept. 6 to find Haffey coming at her with a claw hammer.
She was struck in the head and wrested the weapon away, but the struggle continued and Haffey bit the nurse, according to police. A large woman, she was eventually able to get the slight Haffey into a chokehold and police later found him dead in a hallway. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as strangulation.
Police say she acted in self-defense.
There was no sign of forced entry into the home, but according to the affidavit, Susan Kuhnhausen offered an explanation for the lack of evidence of a break-in: Her estranged husband had the security codes for the home’s alarm system, and would have been able to disarm it.
Michael Kuhnhausen denies any involvement, the affidavit states.
Susan Kuhnhausen was out of town attending a nursing conference and did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
She left this message on her voicemail: “I’m not able to answer all the calls that I’ve received in the past few days. I’m being comforted by your concern and your support. I want you to know that our lives are all at risk for random acts, but more likely random acts of love will come your way than random acts of violence.”
Y dont these crazy-*** white ppl jus get a divorce. ***. But good aim wifey, u a real ***. 1st
i retract that lol. She got him in a chokeold
YES maam for the choke out!!
*** that is crazy
thats what his dumb *** get
White media try to keep the shine on black crime, and dim the light on their crimes.
Our crimes have to do with hustling in the streets trying to get money mostly, theirs is some disturbed crazy ish!
I WONDER IF HE TRIED TO TAP OUT
That is what he gets. I hope they lock the husband up. Top 10?
OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!
GUESS HE DIDN'T TAP OUT......SO HE PASSED OUT....THEN PASSED AWAY.....GOOD RIDDINS....
@NVDdark1..LMMFAO!!! Dat is sum gangsta ish though. What if that was yo granny, I'd be telling hoes, don't make me go get my granny!!
LMAO @ sweetchoc_let & NVDdark1 that was funny
She had to get him before he got her. That's what i'm talking about. You cant keep a good women down!!!
Ha! Good for his a$$! Now she need to go put her husband in a choke hold.
LMAO! THAT IZ SOME CRAZY ***! WHAT KIND OF BOOT-LEGG HIT MAN WAZ THAT??? WEELL I GUESS HE KNOW THE HAZARDS OF THE JOB, SOME SOME HAD TO DIE!!
AND THATZ ANOTHER RASON WHY IM NEVER GETTIN MARRIED, SOME PEOPLE WOULD JUST STAY TOGETHER AND BARE IT, BUT THEN THERES CARES LYKE THIS! IM AFARID THAT SOME IDIOT WIT GAME THAT MY WIFE MIGHT HAVE ON THE SIDE, WILL CONVINCE HER TO DO SOMETHING EXTRA LYKE THIS. WHEN ALL SHE WOULDVE HAD TO DO IS COME UP TO ME AND TELL ME, YA KNOW!
Hit man must've been thinkin what the hell did I get myself into..biitch gon kill me.
That's goodie for his azz....she choked the life out his azz. I know the husband was like...***!! In fact, I know exactly how it went down....like to hear it???
*Scene begins in adult store with Snow White and 7 Dorks playing on the screen*
*Hubby and hitman talking*
Hubby- Man...my wife won't come back to me...If I can't have her, nobody can! I don't know what I'm gon do!
Hitman- Man...for $5,000 and a couple of 'em dere videos, I can handle that.
Hubby- I don't know man...you kinda scrawny...my wife weighing in like 360!
Hitman- *thinking he's invincible*- Man, I got this.
*fast forward to incident*
*Wife comes home and feels something ain't right (women's intuition...says to herself, "I wish a nekka would)*
*Hitman jumps out and tries to hit her*
Wife- Oh you just gon come up in MY crib and try to take me out, huh?
*with her hands around his neck shaking his head up and down with each word*
After I put up with that man for 37 years and I'm finally free...you tryna take me out. Oh hellz no...I'm gon live the rest of my life, but you ain't!
*hitman stops moving*
*Wife rummages through hitmans bag and finds husbands # in notebook and calls him*
*hubby picks up*- "Is the job done"?*
Wife- Hell no, you dumb mofo...I'm still here, but your hitman is swimming with the fishes and your azz is on your way to jail.
*wife calls the cops, gets a glass of wine and calls her boyfriend to come over and spend the ***!*
Now THAT'S what happened!
I ain't lying!
MTO, since when is B W A H A H A H A H A profanity?
*** yo mouth
OH ***..........WHOMP WHOMP 2 THE HITMAN........SHE SHOULD GO STRANGLE HER NO GOOD A$$ HUSBAND NOW.
THAT WAS A MOVIE...FORREAL YALL IT WAS!
LMAO VERY CLEVER........I THINK I LIKE UR SCENARIO ON HOW IT WENT DOWN BETTA.
THATS WHAT IT IS RIGHT THERE THAT CHICK GAVE HIM THE BUSINESS LOL I DONT MEAN THE BUSINESS THAT YOUNG BERG RAPS ABOUT! AND SHE'S FROM OREGON AND IN HER 50s MY HATS OFF 2 HER SOME1 GIVE HER THE WHOOP *** AWARD OF THE YEAR!! HE CAME AT HER AND OPENED THE CAN OF W.A. UNFORTUNATELY SHE HAD THE UPGRADED VERSION AND UNLEASHED IT ALL OVER HIS *** GOOD JOB SUSAN I SALUTE YOU! CAN WE GET THIS WOMAN A KEY 2 THE CITY OR AT LEAST A FREE RED LOBSTER DINNER I NEED 2 MEET HER DID SHE TAKE ANY TIGER SCHOULMAN CLASSES? DOES IT MATTER NAW NOT REALLY KUDOS SUSAN KUDOS!! LMAO
@ JERZEETHICKNEZ UR OFFICIALLY THE BADDEST *** ON MTO FOR THAT SCENARIO ON HOW THE WHOLE THING WENT DOWN MY HAT GOES OFF 2 U BECUZ IM @ WORK ROFLMAO THINKIN YEP THATS EXACTLY HOW IT WENT DOWN THANK U FOR BRINGIN A SIMPLE MTO STORY 2 LIFE I BOW DOWN!! PPL PPL WE ALL LEARNED 2 THINGS HERE 2DAY HOW 2 BRING A STORY 2 LIFE AND NOT 2 FCKU W/ AN OLD HOUSEWIFE FROM OREGON BECUZ SHE'S TIRED WORKED HARD ALL HER LIFE AND WILL CHOKE THE SH!T OUT OF U IF U COME @ HER W/ SOME DUMB ISH!!
It was self-defense, hands down. She can't be charged for murder when it was attempted at her in the first place. And lmfao@Jerzee for the scenario.
@Treasure & Jamiejo- Thank you for your kind words!! I am so humbled! Ya'll know that's just how that ish went! I am not mad at her!
*taking a bow, picking up flowers from the stage, blowing kisses and waving to the audience*
@jerzeethicknez, I am cracking the fcuk up.
***..so this is what Trey Songz was talkin about when he said he wanted a Superwoman.
That's what foolishness gets you...choked out. Go Girl!
HELL NAW ! ! ! NO WONDER WHY THE HUSBAND DIDN'T DO IT HIMSELF...............MORE POWER TO HER!!! LMAO!!
lmaooo...what a *** ass hitman...how you gonna get strangled to death by a 51 year old white woman...she wutint havin it....too dayum funny...lmaooo
I'm wondering how it would feel like being the
wife/sister/mother of this man knowing others will hear he was KILLED trying to MURDER a FEMALE...and an older one at that. Oh the shame.
WELL....NOW THATS A LESSON 2 ALL U BUDDIN HITMAN OUT THERE, DONT TAKE NOTHING 4 GRANTED...LOL
NOW GRANNY IS THE REAL GANGSTA FOR LIFE!! SHE WAS WHAT 50+YR OLD DAYUMM
*** TADEOW U LOOK LIKE YOU DID A BID, OR MURDERED SOMEBODY...YIKES!!
The husband was smart...he wasn't trying to be strangled.
***! That's one tough broad!
I have a crush on him too - he can so get all of it - not a little bit - all of it!!!!
LMAO - she strangled him with her bare hands - LMMFAO...no ***, no stabbation...she strangled him with her hands...ROTF...LMMFAO
ROFLMAO I SUPPOSE HIS DEFENSE WILL BE THAT HIS BIG WIFE USED TO BEAT HIM. SHE MUST HAVE HANDS LIKE ANDRE THE GIANT TO BE ABLE TO STRANGLE A DUDE WITH HER BARE HANDS.
Well, at least she didnt do like in the horror movies and just stand there and scream and get clocked up side the head!!! she got it in! Thats what he get...
@ jerzeethicknez....You Funny as hell!!!!!! that was good tho....
wonder what happen when he woke up.. that's right he is dead , how stupid of him trying to kill and got killed
her ex should get the full time in jail better luck next time
karma, dam bare hands..
As a woman, she's one of my heroes but you do realize this happened in 2006, right MTO? Old news albeit funny news no matter the year!
thats what i'm talking about get it girl, and then take him to court and get his money for that ish..send his azz to jail while your at it..just ridiculous
I would vote for her for President.
Good Job MTO, this story is only 2 years old. You're starting to actually catch up, yesterday you were posting stories that were 4 years old.
I live in Portland, OR and this case was all over the news.... The husband was sentenced to life in Prison. There is alot cases similiar to this up here... One man killed his wife in front of a Police Station, these affluent and educated communtities where these crimes are happening. Just goes to show money does not make you better it can make you worse.
IF SHE KILLED HIM IN "HER HOUSE" AND HE WAS THREATING TO DO BODILY HARM TO HER WELL GOOD FOR HER FOR BEING ABLE TO FEND OFF THE INTRUDER!!!! PLUS HE SHOULD'VE KNOWN THAT IF A WOMAN IS BIGGER THAN YOU AND IT LOOK LIKE SHE AIN'T GOT NOTHING TO LOSE, WELL THAT MIGHT BE A HINT AND A HALF ON YO *** TO ROLL OUT BEFORE YOU GET YO PUNK *** CAUGHT UP IN THAT BULLSH*!
*** OUT GOES OUT TO WIFEY FOR FENDING OFF THE "BAD GUY" AS FAR AS THE HUSBAND "HE AIN'T SH*!" IF THEY GIVE HIM LIFE THEN SO BE IT!!! WE MEN HAVE TO STAND UP, BASICALLY, IF YOUR GIRL, FIANCEE OR WIFE WANTS TO CALL IT "QUITS" THEN SO BE IT, THAT'S WHAT IT IS RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN'T PLOT TO KILL SOMEBODY CAUSE THEY DON'T WANNA BE WITH YO PUNK *** NO MO!!!!!
Guess what they call the flip side of a situation..Think they don't?" Real Talk.Brooklyn Lives-Ya feel me?"
Never send a man out to do a womans work! haaaaaaaaa! This has to be the funniest thing yet!
@JENA_1475...uh...I would suggest if your dating anyone that they not be from that area there. Sheesh!
That's what he deserved. Men always feel the can control you.They could've just got a divorce an leave one onther be.NO!!!!!!!!!!!........he had to hire sumbody to kill the woman... FOOLISH MAN
dont worry, I dont! LOL
Looks like he needed some additional training...
The Audience "***bravo, bravo***"!!! (standing ovation in progress as jerzeethicknez takes her bow, the curtain closes.....) *Fade to black*
Thanks for your rendition of "Does Mama Have to Choke a B****?"
ROTFLMAO @ JERZEETHICKNEZ...YEAH GIRL YOU DID THAT...BRAVO BRAVO!!!!!!
CTFU @ MSPRALINE!!! HAHAHA! THATS WASSUP!!!
THATS JUST CRAZY. I CANT BELIEVE THAT SHE STREANGLED HIS AZZ.LLS
SHE STRONG AS SH!T...
I'LL I CAN SAY IS WOW...........
HEY LADIES YALL GOTTA CHECK OUT THESE CELEBRITY STYLED BAGS!!!!!!
LMAO-that BRAWD put him to sleep I am sure its with a HEADLOCK-LMAO
MTO this story is at least 2 years old. Why 'ack like' this is new?
wow happy she ok hope they lock the husband up forever
reminds me of the movie BELLY when method man came in on dmx's girlfriend terel hicks...(spell check) and tried to beat her and kick her a.zz and she kicked his a.ss and knocked him wit the mable ash tray and killed him LOL!!!!!
Burstin @ in seam in tears @ Jerzeethicknez & MsPraline....Jerzee, girl you got my co-worker watchin me fallin out of my chair while LMMFAO!!!! I needed that top my day, thank you...
D.M.V. WHERE WE @?
Pardon me, but I'm usually on point grammatically...It's just my laughin so hard and typin at the same time is outta whack...
Well, he can use the money that he didn't have to pay the hitman with on his prison commissary account.
*peeking through the curtain at audience still applauding* *comes back out for an encore*
@VH8611, Legendary Rebel, Ms. Mandy, Ms. Praline, Dallas Dyamond & HisNaughtyNess...Thank you, thank you, thank you all! They like me...they really like me! *wiping tear from corner of my eye*
Ya know, I'm a Thespian at heart....that's THES...not LES! Just don't want no confusion!
@Ms. Praline- Thank you for that PERFECT title...that certainly sums it ALL up! LMAO!
@Jaimejo- Forgot to ask....What is the Tiger Schoulman? I don't know what it is, but it sounds funny'r than a mofo!
GOD dnt like ugly!! WHAT A DUMMY...LOL IM not TRYIN TO OFF NOBODY.....NEGRO YOUR NOT ur not oj...lol
MOVE OVER TRINA.....NOW THATS A BAD ***!!!
Wow! There is a saying that 'if you back a cat into a corner, it will come out fighting'.
This woman was fighting for her life and....won.
go head' girl!
Do it Ma!! dat is what his azz gets.. and as far as that husband... you are a poor excuse
What happened to getting a divorce? Oh that's right it's much easier to just knock 'em off these days.
He had to hire a hitman cuz homie woulda got his azz effed up! (you see what she did to the hitman)
He got what he deserved. He went from killer mode, to defense mode, to oh sh** this bit** gone kill me mode, to I'm stupid mode, to I can't breathe mode. lol
Okay! Did any notice the date difference. September is not until next week and this article is dated with today's date. MTO is this an old article. If so, yall should have waited until two weeks from now to put this out.
MTO you guys are soooooooo lame. This took place in 2006. if u don't believe me google it. WHAT HAPPENED????? u guys ran out of pics of Beyonce'
*Still standing, thunderous applause the crowd screams, "encore,encore!"*
You are talented, and very funny!
Yeah, Steve Harvey made many jokes over this well over a year ago. I saw the story on the news before that.
Here's my question: What kind of hitman uses a *** hammer to do the job?!? What kind of foolishness is that? His *** deserved to get choked- dummy...lol
LOL @ stunna... good point!
But, women are fighting back! Back up, ***!
Low-buget azz hit-man. Get a weapon, add a silencer, put 8 in em and bounce.
If this is true god bless her, she was meant to be here, no good hubby need to rot in jail..
They had a story in NYC about this the other day, Homeboy hired his boy to cut the girls hand off JUST TO GET HIS ENGAGEMENT RING BACK!!! CAN u imagine the ignorance and the evil that lurks from within...
That was a movie with that Gwinet girl and that McDonald man....Sorry I'm not good with names.
Umm what was the name of that movie....Ummm Ummm..I fogot but it was a movie...
Why did I even blog! I can't remember ***!
All I can say is WOW.
@JERZEETHICKNEZ TIGER SCHOULMAN IS A SELF DEFENSE TAE KWON DOE PLACE HERE IN CT AND HE'S SUPPOSE 2 BE REALLY GOOD @ HELPIN WOMEN DEFEND THEMSELVES I'M GUESSIN SUSAN HAD HERSELF A COUPLE OF CLASSES THAT OR SHE JUST 2 *** FED UP W/ MIKE'S BS AND WAS JUST WAITIN 4 HIM OR NE1 2 STEP 2 HER SO SHE COULD UNLEASH THE DRAGON ALL OVER THEY A$$ES
STOP Hammer TIME...!!!!.... LOL... ahhhh he got choked the F#ck out....lol
*** Rasputia and Norbit.
"How YOU durin'"
THAT'S WHAT THAT IS!!!!! IM SO PROUD OF HER!!! IM SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY SHE DEFENDED HERSELF AND GOT AWAY!
You get what you pay for I guess. Glad to see she kicked his *** and survived. Now she need to kick her husband ***!!!
"you send a b!tch at me, I send that b!tch back, cut up! I dont play dat *** sh!t. I done toldja boy. I'm a G-unit...*** phuckin'...solja boy"
This reminded me of that song, from 50's first album(the only good one btw)
She should have pick the body up, took to her husbands job and dropped it right down at his feet and told him "try again sucka"
I have a crush on him too - he can so get all of it - not a little bit - all of it!!!!
@dark_n_lovely...okay, Chris Paul is phyne...he look like he can be kinda mean too. I luvs me an evil *** black man....they can swing a mean pipe...lmaoooo
*** that's what the hell he gets... Seriously though, the husband is an evil mofo to do such a thing he must have wanted her to suffer (getting beat to death, ***!) or the hitman was a fcuking crackhead and sold the gun the husband bought him, or they both just *** stupid (obviously) lol! I know this story is old but gangsta granny is reppin for big girls errwhere hahaha!
lmao @ jerzee and papamurf
LMAO @JERZEETHICKNEZ wifey go by Goon rules - Ok your a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin
Thats right Velvetstaccato i know i heard this some time back. MTO thats a new low changing the date on a story ? What you take us for!
This *** is at least two years old. Just cuzz you ***'s just heard about it don't make it new!
jerzeethicknez...im feelin what your saying really went down im sure it wasnt much different than that!!! ..LOL..
she learned to wrestle from working in the ER at the hospital, where you have to restrain people or get YOUR a$$ popped!!!!!!
I don't know why people can't just walk away when a relationship ends, dang
DAYUM! SHE HARD AS F-U-C-***!!!!!!! THAS SOME OF THA MAINYEST *** I EVER HEARD...................
I AM HAPPY FOR HER...GO SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!
THATS WASSUP! G0iN GiRL! DAM TH0S, HER BARE HANDS?! 0L HULK L00KiN B0Y..L0L
Get it Susan!! That's what's up!
@ hotbunny.....where the hell live? kingston jamaica. lol
@ hotbunny..... where the hell u live? kingston jamaica. lol
there were several movies like this one was with MICHAEL DOUGLAS AND GWENYTH PALTROW i believe she ended up stabbing or *** the hit man
True story is pretty funny wonder how big the wife was?? She must be built like a female wrestler or the hitman was a wimp
@jerzeethicknez, that was right on taget.That story had me laughing so loud my girl wanted to read it too,and she was busting up also...You could not have done better than that girl...***....
There's got to be more to this story. It would be an extremely rare woman with the strength to choke out anyone much less at her age without jiu-jitsu or other martial arts training which was never mentioned in all this time by her or anyone else. Also, she's at a nursing convention just after killing someone? How many women you know would do that? Come on now.
for the devil is a liar!...get dat chick a cape or suttin
god was with her the whole time. helping with her strong arm around his neck.