Man Stabs Wife to Death During Bible Study

(Charisma News archives)

A Minnesota man is in custody after stabbing his wife to death during a home Bible study earlier this week, CBS News reported.

Robert Castillo of St. Paul has been charged with second-degree murder of his wife, Corinna Woodhull, the Ramsey County Attorneys office said. When St. Paul police officers arrived at the scene, they found the 41-year Woodhull with severe injuries to her torso, chest and arms.

Woodhull was treated at the scene but was later pronounced dead at Regions Hospital.

The local coroner's office has since ruled Woodhull's death as a homicide due to "multiple sharp force injuries.

An enraged Castillo was being held down on the floor by several people by the time police arrived.

Apparently, Castillo should not have been at the Bible study to begin with. The complaint against him said that he had an active warrant out for his arrest at the time of the stabbing and "recently failed to appear at a pretrial hearing in connection with fourth-degree assault charges in another county."

CBS News reports he allegedly assaulted a guard while he served as an inmate at Stillwater prison. He also has eight felony prior convictions that include first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of a firearm by an ineligible person and second-degree burglary.

The second-degree assault conviction was for beating the "purported mother" of his child with a hammer, causing substantial bodily harm."

March CM CoverCBS News reports that Castillo's sister told police she regularly hosts a Bible study at her home on Tuesday nights with family members, and the husband and wife duo sat together on a couch during the Bible study.

The complaint against Castillo said that, at one point, "Castillo whispered something into Woodhull's ear, and then pulled out a knife and stabbed her repeatedly. Castillo was then tackled by family members and disarmed."

One witness at the Bible study said that "they believed Castillo would have stabbed others if he had not been disarmed."

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