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A Missouri Man Didn’t Want to Deal With His Marriage Ending. So He Stabbed His Wife to Death Days Before Their Divorce Hearing.

Missouri Man Fatally Stabbed Wife Night Before Their Divorce Hearing
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Instead of going through with a divorce, a Missouri man instead fatally stabbed his wife.

Sep. 24 2023, Published 9:02 a.m. ET

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A man in Missouri was scheduled to appear at his divorce hearing in 2021, but now he is looking at life in prison after he was found guilty of murdering his wife.

On Dec. 28, 2021, Michael Oshia, 52, stabbed his wife, Kimberly Oshia, officials said. The couple was scheduled for a divorce hearing the following day.

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On Sept. 20, a St. Louis County jury found Oshia guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of his wife, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Oshia is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 9 and faces life in prison without the possibility of parole on the first-degree murder charge.


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According to KMOV, Oshia is considered a prior offender due to a conviction for possession of child pornography in May 2018.

In a statement, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said, "A guilty verdict and life prison sentence will not bring Kimberly Oshia back to her loved ones, but we held her murderer accountable and hopefully this brings some closure to her surviving family members and loved ones.”


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