Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lewisburg, TN: Wife stabbed repeatedly, husband arrested

A court date has been set in Marshall County for a man accused of fatally stabbing his wife.

Kenneth Colvett, 56, Lewisburg, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Marshall County General Sessions Court. He is charged with one count of criminal homicide after officers with the Lewisburg Police Department discovered the body of his wife, 56-year-old Kay Colvett, in an outbuilding on the couple’s property.

According to a press release from the Lewisburg Police Department, officers responded about 3:10 p.m. Sunday to the couple’s residence, located at 606 Woodcrest St., to check on the welfare of Kay Colvett at the request of concerned family members. The homicide occurred Saturday, according to the release.

While on the scene, officers made contact with Kenneth Colvett, who provided information that led officers to the outbuilding where they discovered Kay Colvett’s body.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the release, she was stabbed multiple times, but no official cause of death has been determined pending the completion of an autopsy, scheduled for Monday at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Nashville.

Kenneth Colvett remains jailed without bond.

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