Deputies: Woman admits to fatally stabbing husband with knife after argument
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
A South Charleston woman is facing a murder charge after deputies said she admitted to stabbing her husband in the neck with a butcher knife after an argument.
Amanda Belcher, 34, of South Charleston is charged with first-degree murder.
Metro 911 received a call about 6:50 p.m. Sunday from a female who said she was in a domestic violence incident, a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said. Dispatchers were informed the children at the residence had fled to a neighbor’s house.
Deputies responded to a home in the 1000 block of Ballard Road near South Charleston and found a man lying on the ground behind the home. The man has been identified as James “Jimmy” Belcher, 45, of Alum Creek. James Belcher was found unresponsive and bleeding. Paramedics discovered he had a stab wound near or on the neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Amanda Belcher, the man’s wife and the 911 caller, was found at the residence. She told deputies she stabbed her husband in the neck with a butcher knife during a verbal argument.
Amanda Belcher is being held in the South Central Regional Jail. Child Protective Services is making arrangements for the children, the release said.