Loleini Tonga, Domestic Dispute at Center of Chris Henry Homicide Investigation

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After a troubled history with the law (five arrests in an 18-month span a few years ago), NFL star Chris Henry seemed to be coming back from the brink.

The football player credited his success in turning his life around to fiancée Loleini Tonga and their kids: Seini, 3, Chris Jr., 2, and DeMarcus, 10 months.

But now, after Henry passed away Thursday from injuries he sustained after a domestic dispute with Loleini Tonga, that relationship is in the crosshairs.

Homicide detectives have been assigned to the case, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, after Henry fell out of a pickup truck earlier this week.

He suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday and died early Wednesday.

The more details emerge, the more tragic the story becomes.

In the last conscious moments of Chris Henry's life, the Cincinnati Bengals member begged Tonga to stop so they could talk or he'd kill himself, a witness said.

Police say a domestic dispute jump-started the turn of events that led to fatal injuries Henry sustained after falling from the moving pickup. Henry was on medical leave visiting Loleini Tonga's family when the fight began Wednesday.

Neighbor Lee Hard, was on a ladder cutting back some trees when he saw the yellow pickup "zooming" up the Tongas' gravel driveway a few yards away.

Hardy said a shirtless black man (Chris Henry) clung to the top and side of the truck while standing in the bed, begging Loleini Tonga to stop the vehicle.

"He was banging on the top, on the doors, screaming, 'We need to talk,'" Hardy said. "He yelled, 'If you take off, I'm going to jump off and kill myself.'"

She stopped, hesitating at the end of the driveway, but then took off. Emergency dispatchers soon got a 911 call from a woman driving behind them.

It is not known how or why Chris Henry fell from the truck, but the fall ultimately claimed his life at 26. Also unclear is why Loleini Tonga and he argued that day.

TMZ may have shed some light on that, however. Just one day before he died, Henry met with a rep from a North Carolina wedding planning company.

That company claims the Cincinnati Bengals player was "annoyed" and "aggravated" Tuesday night at the cost of putting together his wedding to Tonga.

Henry became upset when he saw the bill and "with an attitude" asked Loleini, "How much we paying for all this?" The two then "bickered" over details.

Eventually Henry walked outside so Loleini could work out the details and fill out paperwork, which she later mentioned (seemingly happily) on MySpace.

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she is a $$ grubbing POS

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I THINK SHE IS VERY MUCH RESPONSIBLE FOR CHRIS' DEATH. HAD SHE JUST PULLED OVER AND SAID GET OUT OF THE TRUCK THEN THIS MAN WOULD STILL BE ALIVE. I LIVE IN CHARLOTTE AND WORD ON THE STREET IS SHE STOPPED THE TRUCK, THEN SPED UP TO GET HIM OUT OF THE TRUCK. OBVIOUSLY SHE IS NOT TOO BRIGHT BECAUSE SHE KNOWS THIS MAN MAKES A LIVING PLAYING FOOTBALL AND ANY INJURY HE WOULD HAVE SUFFERED WOULD AFFECT HIS CAREER. I SAW ON HER MYSPACE PAGE SHE HAD 14 BRIDESMAIDS AND 4 MAIDS OF HONOR. WHO DID SHE THINK CHRIS HENRY WAS, PEYTON MANNING OR DONOVAN MCNABB? HE DIDN'T HAVE A BIG TIME CONTRACT. IT'S SO SAD HE DIED OVER SOME BULL----.

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TO KEVIN THOMPSON YOU SEEM TO BE TAKING THIS PERSONAL.... ITS OBVIOUS YOU R HAVING GRL TROUBLE OR MAYBE BOY TROUBLE .. STOP BLAMING Tonga .....Y is she selfish becuase she wants a nice wedding . Whats wrong with that.. The issue needs to be " Pray for her and the kids JERK!

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After read the story, I think Tonga is a bitch, selfish, want to take control of her own man, and need to learn how to forget and forgive. I think a bitch like her few years later, she doesn't even cares about what she did here because I realized she doesn't think before her action. Maybe will feel a little sorry for now and later on will turn back to be a bitch and forget about his dead. I feel sorry for his kids. God Blessed you Henry.

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R U Guys serious? Do any of you know what really happened? Was there an argument abt wedding? Nobody knows but Chris and Tonga ... Pray for the kids and their mother and GET A LIFE! And for ava.. Are you married to your kids father? Probably not ? R U even Married Material? Probably not

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@ TerryD

Shut the fuck up bitch! Nobody care about leini's ugly bitchass! And nobody needs to pray for that stupid bitch! YOU GET A LIFE and go suck that bitch's pussy with your sweet ass! GO KILL YOUR DAMNSELF BITCH!!!

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Henry did a really stupid thing by jumping on the back of the truck and Tonga was stupid to not stop.
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The fact that this “baby mama� let some guy knock her up 3 times, back to back, without marrying her in the first place, says a whole lot about her character. She’s bragging on MySpace, she’s trying to have the big expensive wedding …. This SCREAMS spoiled little gold-digger, if he didn’t fall down off of the truck….she would have brought him down some other way.

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@ ava

I agree with you but he didn't even jump on the back of the truck! But see that ugly ho was a gold digger that had used him! That's why he was going to leave the dumb bitch alone was going to go back to my bestie who he had a daughter with and had dated and was engaged to for 7 years. Chris was my male bestie lol we all know that stupid dumb bitch murdered him and got away with it!

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AS A DRIVER OR A VEHICLE YOU ULTIMATLY ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE IN OR ON THAT VEHICLE - CARELESSLY OPERATING A VEHICLE, KNOWING THAT A PASSENGER IS IN DANGER, THEN CAUSING THAT PERSONS DEATH, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE - CHILDREN OR NO CHILDREN, SHE SHOULD SERVE TIME FOR MURDER-

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its just sad all together thats y u should just be careful in life i kno tonga regrets the whole thing but at the end of the day it what god wanted.my heart goes out to the children.

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@ nace

That bitch don't regret that shit! And those kids are not even his so your stupid like that dumb hoe is! Get your damn facts straight you stupid bitch!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!!

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It was her fault. She could have pulled over or called 911 herself. Instead she chose to keep on driving. Now because of her own actions Chris is dead. If I did what she did they would be questioning me from jail. Where is the justice for Chris Henry????

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After reading this story, it seems that after she stopped the vehicle Chris thought she did so to talk and was no longer holding on. Once the vehicle was back in motion he lost his balance. It seems she should be charged with something, if only vehicular manslaughter. If she had not taken off again, especially after Chris stated what he would do if she started the truck, Chris would still be alive.

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