TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A man called 911 and admitted to killing his wife in a stabbing on Terre Haute's south side, Monday night.
Just before 11:00 p.m., the Vigo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from man at 4400 S. 8th St., Terre Haute, which he stated he had just killed his wife with a knife.
Deputies arrived to the scene they were met at the front door of the residence by the homeowner, Robbie Spitler, who immediately surrendered to police without incident.
Inside the residence, Deputies found an unresponsive Shawn Singhurse Spitler, Robbie Spitler's wife.
Shawn had suffered from multiple stab wounds to her chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Vigo County Detectives investigating the case, it didn't appear that Shawn put up any struggle.
Robbie Spitler was arrested and taken to the Vigo County Jail in connection to the murder of Shawn Singhurse Spitler
On Tuesday, Spitler appeared in court, facing one preliminary charge of murder. Spitler is being held without bond.
When asked by Judge David Bolk whether he would like to make a statement, Spitler paused and said only "I killed my wife."
Investigators said they still do not have a motive in the case, and they cautioned against speculation.
"We do not have a known motive at this time. The motive may never be known," said Clark Cottom with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department. "The speculation does nothing but hurt the people who really care about her the most."
Officials said Spitler does not appear to have a criminal record locally.
The Spitler children set up a memorial fund at First Financial bank to help cover the funeral expenses for Shawn. You can help by donating to the Shawn Spitler Memorial Fund.
The visitation is scheduled for Thursday at Union Baptist Church in Terre Haute from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The funeral is also at Union Baptist Church Friday at 12:30 p.m. Shawn Spitler will be buried at Roelawn Memorial.
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