Police were called to the residence and found McLeod unresponsive, WHO-TV reported. According to the criminal complain, the woman was found lying facedown on the floor of a bedroom, with blood on the carpet and a golf club missing its head, the Register reported.
According to the complaint, Russell said he struck McLeod at least three times with a golf club, the newspaper reported.
"He had no remorse," Fort Dodge Police Department Capt. Ryan Gruenberg told the Register. "He was pretty clear in the interview what happened."