Saturday, May 17, 2008

Kenosha man arrested for stabbing wife to death

A 63 year old Kenosha man was charged with 1st degree intentional homicide after allegedly shooting and stabbing his wife, 64 year old Joanna Reidenbach, to death early Thursday morning.

Detectives will recommend a charge of first degree intentional homicide against the husband to the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office. He is expected to make an initial court appearance at 1 p.m. on Friday.

The victim’s autopsy occurred yesterday.Joanne was heard screaming, and Kenosha police responded to a 911 call at about 3:14 Am Thursday. Investigators arrived and she said she had been cut.

Officers forced the rear door open and located Reidenbach, 64, and her husband in an upstairs bedroom. Police said the man was holding a knife. They were able to arrested him without incident.

Reidenbach had sustained gunshot wounds and a stab wound but was conscious told officers what had happened.A preliminary investigation shows that Reidenbach was injured after her husband woke her and argued over various marital issues.

Joanne was pronounced dead after being transferred to Kenosha Hospital. A knife and a .32 caliber revolver was found at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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