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Anderson man gets 65 years for woman’s murder – Indianapolis News | Weather Indiana | Indiana traffic

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – A 63-year-old Anderson man was sentenced Friday to 65 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in 2022, Madison County’s chief prosecutor said.

Police found the body of Claudette S. Williams, with a deep gash on her neck, in the living room of a home in the 2900 block of West 11th Street. That’s north of State Road 32/Nichol Avenue between Raible Avenue in the City of Anderson and Park Road in the City of Edgewood.

Curtis Williams Sr. had called Anderson police just after 10 a.m. on December 6, 2022, to say he had killed his wife in the home. Police arrived to find Curtis Williams with a deep cut on his left arm.

A few hours later, according to court records, an investigator with a search warrant read Curtis Williams his Miranda rights and then interviewed him in a hospital emergency room. He told the investigator, “I came home and caught my wife cheating.”

Curtis Williams told the investigator that he chased the man out the back door of the house. He said his wife “tried to stop me from getting him, and she cut me, and I cut her back.” … I killed her.”

He told investigators she used a kitchen knife to cut him, and he used his pocket knife.

When asked how many times he had stabbed his wife, he told the investigator, “I don’t know, man, I’m out of my mind, man.”

He told the investigator that he did not mean to kill her.

Curtis Williams also told investigators that he had been drinking before returning home between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.

In court documents, the investigator who had been at the hospital spoke to a doctor and wrote of the cut on Curtis Williams’ arm: “The injury is consistent with a self-inflicted wound as if he were attempting suicide.”

A jury found Curtis Williams guilty of murder on April 3 in Madison Circuit Court 6, online records show. Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Hanna said the jury deliberated for about 90 minutes and rejected an argument to charge Curtis Williams with voluntary manslaughter.