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Docs: Lebanon man hit wife in the face with flowerpot, dumped body over bridge – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

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LEBANON, Ind. (Desire) — Investigators say a Lebanon gentleman admitted to hitting his wife in the experience with a flowerpot produced of cement, then dumped her physique off a bridge and into a creek.

Andrew Wilhoite, 39, has been charged for the murder of 41-12 months-previous Elizabeth “Nikki” Wilhoite.

Investigators say they had been contacted on March 25 right after Nikki didn’t demonstrate up to work. Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff’s Workplace went to the couple’s rural Lebanon household to perform a welfare check.

Deputies say they arrived and ended up fulfilled by couple’s little ones. Andrew later pulled up on a tractor, instructed deputies his spouse was missing and stated “they experienced a pretty great fight past evening,” in accordance to courtroom documents.

According to on-line court information, Nikki had submitted for divorce on March 17. According to court docket paperwork, Andrew told investigators that Nikki discovered he was having an affair.

Investigators also spoke with Nikki’s father, Tom Richards. Richards reported that Nikki experienced attempted calling him repeatedly late in the evening on March 24. He claimed just about every time he tried using to answer, she experienced currently hung up. Richards also told a deputy that he imagined Andrew might’ve harmed his daughter.

“Tom said that he realized that they had pigs and perhaps he (Andrew) did a little something to Elizabeth,” court files point out.

Investigators searched the property, finding blood on the mattress sheets and pillow in the master toilet.

Andrew later on went to the Boone County Sheriff’s Workplace to be interviewed even further. He advised investigators the blood in the bedroom was his. He then requested for a law firm.

Right after his lawyer showed up, he advised investigators that he “he wished to make a assertion and that he would demonstrate investigators where by Elizabeth’s human body was,” in accordance to courtroom paperwork.

He mentioned the couple acquired into a battle and he physically threw her out the entrance doorway of the household. He explained she then billed at him. When she did, he said he picked up a “cement, gallon-sized flowerpot that had dirt in it” and strike her in the confront, in accordance to court paperwork.

He said he then picked up her body, set in his pickup truck and threw her overall body about a bridge and into a creek.

He then traveled with investigators to a bridge about Ross Creek in close proximity to county roads 400 East and 350 North.

Her human body was discovered in the h2o together the southern bank.

Wilhoite was charged with a person rely of murder. His first hearing is set for Tuesday early morning.

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