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Curtis Williams: Indiana man calls 911 after fatally stabbing wife for cheating, says 'I lost my mind'

Curtis Williams claimed he killed her because he 'accepted nothing less than death' as punishment
UPDATED DEC 13, 2022
Curtis Williams was arrested and charged with murder of his wife (Madison County Jail)
Curtis Williams was arrested and charged with murder of his wife (Madison County Jail)

ANDERSON, INDIANA: 61-year-old man admits to stabbing his wife to death at their home on Tuesday, December 6, because he caught her cheating. Curtis Williams himself called 911 and repeatedly confessed to killing his wife Claudette Williams. A probable cause affidavit states that Curtis admitting to the act made statements such as, "It was unacceptable" and "I accepted nothing less than death."

Anderson police began their investigation at about 10 am while responding to the Williams' home in the 2900 block of West 11th Street after the chilling 911 call. When officers arrived, they found Claudette in the home's living room with a laceration wound, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, Curtis was taken to a local hospital with a non-lethal laceration on his left wrist, reported WRTV. The cut was so deep it exposed tendons, muscles, and bones.


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However, authorities believe the wound to be self-inflicted. “I believe that the injury to Curtis Williams Sr. was a self-inflicted wound in order to establish a self-defense claim or to commit suicide,” said detective Travis Thompson in a court document. Curtis spoke to the investigators as he was being treated in a hospital for his wound. He told police at the hospital that he "came home and caught my wife cheatin'" and "tried to catch (the man she was with)" before he killed his wife, according to the affidavit. "She tried to stop me from getting him and cut me, and I cut her back," the affidavit says Curtis told police.

When questioned how many times he had stabbed his wife, Curtis responded, "I don't know man, I lost my mind, man ... It just happened, man. I lost my mind, man ... I have destroyed my life," according to the affidavit. Police also asked Curtis if he had cut himself, which he denied. However, investigators determined his injury was consistent with that of a self-inflicted laceration. Officers found a knife in Claudette's hand and claimed the blood droplets didn’t indicate that she had used it to cut someone. “It appears the blue-handled kitchen knife was placed in Claudette’s hand after her death in order to stage the scene,” Thompson said in the court document.

"The cutting edge of the knife was facing upward toward Claudette's head (as) if she were in a standing position. This is not a natural position to hold a knife, especially if used to slash or cut as described by Curtis," the affidavit reads, reported the source. Curtis was charged with murder and is being held without bond, according to county records.