Man Charged After Fatally Stabbing Wife At Family Bible Study, Reports Say

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A man from Minnesota, Robert Castillo, 40, fatally stabbed his wife at a family Bible study. According to the New York Post, the incident occurred at a family member’s home earlier in the week. 

Officials responded to the incident around 9 p.m. on Tuesday after receiving a report about a stabbing. When authorities got to the home, they discovered the woman, Corinna Woodhull, 41, with multiple injuries to her arms, chest, and torso, reports CBS. Officials say the woman was being held down on the floor by multiple people. The woman was treated at the home and then transported to the hospital where she later died. 

The man’s sister informed officials that she has Bible study on Tuesday nights with relatives. She said the couple arrived together and they both sat on the couch. Reports say Castillo whispered something in his wife’s ear and then proceeded to pull out a knife and continuously strike her with it. Relatives then tackled Castillo and took the knife from him. A bystander said they believe he would have attacked other people if the knife wasn’t removed from him. 

A criminal complaint says Castillo had a warrant out for his arrest for another incident during the time of the stabbing. The complaint added that the man told officers of he and Woodhull’s legal marriage while also informing cops that they stopped living together a month ago. It’s unclear why they stopped living together; however, after briefly speaking to officials Castillo later requested an attorney.

Castillo’s brother, who also attended Bible study, told officials that the woman and his brother were experiencing marital problems. 

Castillo has been charged with second-degree murder and if convicted, he can face up to 40 years behind bars. 

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