Police in Florida said that despite a gun being recovered at the scene, a man allegedly killed his wife with a sword.
According to the City of Homestead police, Mark William Thibault, 53, confessed to killing 56-year-old Rachel Thibault on Tuesday.
Police said that a handgun was recovered shortly after a relative reported that Mark Thibault had confessed in a phone call to killing Rachel Thibault, Local10.com reported.
The relative told police that Thibault told him that a verbal fight turned physical and the defendant slammed the victim’s head against a bathtub before stabbing her.
Thibault “spontaneously stated: ‘I had a horrible night. I’ve been in a fight with someone who I thought was my wife’” when police arrived at his home on Tuesday evening.
After being interviewed by homicide detectives, Thibault was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami.
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