Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Terre Haute, IN: UPDATE:Wife killed in Terre Haute stabbing

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A man called 911 and admitted to killing his wife in a stabbing on Terre Haute's south side, Monday night.

Just before 11:00 p.m., the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from man at 4400 S. 8th St., Terre Haute, which he stated he had just killed his wife with a knife.

Deputies arrived to the scene they were met at the front door of the residence by the homeowner, Robbie Spitler, who immediately surrendered to police without incident.

Inside the residence, Deputies found an unresponsive Shawn Singhurse Spitler, Robbie Spitler's wife.

Shawn had suffered from multiple stab wounds to her chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Vigo County Detectives investigating the case, it didn't appear that Shawn put up any struggle.

Robbie Spitler was arrested and taken to the Vigo County Jail in connection to the murder of Shawn Singhurse Spitler

On Tuesday, Spitler appeared in court, facing one preliminary charge of murder. Spitler is being held without bond.

When asked by Judge David Bolk whether he would like to make a statement, Spitler paused and said only "I killed my wife."

News 10's Joe Astrouski will have more information for you Tuesday night.

News 10 will have more information for you as it becomes available.

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