A Nebraska man was having an affair with a married woman from Kansas. Then, they decided to kill her husband.
Now, he will spend more than two decades in prison.
This month, a Leavenworth County Court judge in Kansas sentenced Jeffery Samulczyk to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of Joshua Gilson, 31. Samulczyk pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in January.
According to Fox 4, on Oct. 30, 2020, police officers performed a welfare check at Joshua Gilson’s home along the 800 Block of Kiowa Street after he never showed up for work. Upon arrival, officers met the victim’s wife, Alexandra Gilson, at home, but she claimed her husband had gone to work.
After noticing blood spots on her shirt, Alexandra Gilsondenied police officers access to the home. Later, Joshua Gilson’s brother arrived at the home and discovered bloodstains on the master bedroom walls and beddings.
As a result, investigators searched the premises and discovered more bloodstains that led to the car and the cellar. Upon going into the cellar, Joshua Gilson’s body was found with multiple stab wounds and wrapped in plastic.
An autopsy report established the victim had been stabbed 28 times.
Alexandra Gilson initially told authorities she had stabbed her husband in self-defense during the investigation. However, investigators uncovered numerous text messages between the 38-year-old Samulczyk and Alexandra Gilson upon a detailed check of her phone records. The duo had been having an affair and had conspired over a month on how to carry out the homicide.
“There is absolutely no excuse, no explanation, that can make sense. They killed this man while he slept, in his home that she still shared with him, in one of the most brutal ways you could imagine. She let this man in to the house knowing what he was going to do," stated Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson, according to 41 KSHB.
In October 2021, Alexandra Gilson was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the murder. Samulczyk will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years in prison.