Tony Barrett calls KOMO 4 admitting to killing wife Sara Barrett

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    TACOMA, WA (CNN/KOMO) -- A grieving family in Tacoma, Washington is struggling to come to terms with the death of Sara Barrett. Her husband is accused of killing her.

    The murder scene became a vigil for 42-year-old mother of three Sara Barrett. She was Tyler's mom. Tyler says, "It hasn't even quite hit me yet. It's all a big blur."

    Tyler's father Tony called KOMO 4 and said he'd murdered Sara, his wife of 27 years. The police were called and the search was on for Tony. Tyler says, "He's just a sick man; a sick man. I'm ashamed he's my father."

    Sara Barrett's abandoned car was found at a DuPont warehouse where she worked. She was supposed to pick up another son along the coast, but never made it.

    Sara's niece Candace was worried because of years of marital trouble between the couple. She says, "She wanted to give him chance after chance to hope that he would change."

    There were dueling "no contact" orders and Tony faced domestic violence charges in 2007.

    With those fears in mind, police found Barrett's car screaming down the highway at 100 miles per hour near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

    Spike strips slowed him down, but police say he came at them. Det. Ed Troyer says, "He came out with a crow bar and started going after officers. The K9 unit took him down."

    That led police to the hotel where they found the body. It also led the family to the pain that haunts them.

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