WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI)-A St. Louis County grand jury has indicted a 69-year old St. Louis County woman for the stabbing murder of her husband at their Country Life Acres home in July.
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Mary Mullenix is charged with second degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with evidence. Her 76-year old husband Ivan “'Ike” Mullenix was found stabbed to death in the couple's home inside a gated community. A relative called police. When Town and Country police responded, they found Mary Mullenix on the lawn outside the home and Ivan Mullenix's body inside the home.
Mary Mullenix`s attorney Scott Rosenblum calls the case 'very defensible.' He expects to bring up a series of police reports showing instances of intoxication and domestic abuse complaints from the couple`s home.
“We believe that actually when all the facts come out it will be clear that this occurred as a result of self-defense,” Rosenblum said Saturday. The arraignment will be in mid-January. “She`ll plead not guilty,” he added.
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