Stettler area man who threatened to cut his wife into pieces gets 18 months probation

Stettler area man who threatened to cut his wife into pieces gets 18 months probation

Said no one would find her body

A man waving a kitchen knife at his wife while threatening to cut her into pieces and boasting no one will find her body was given 18 months probation.

Sherman B. Michelle appeared in Stettler provincial court Aug. 23 charged with assault, two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm and careless use/storage of a weapon.

Crown prosecutor Blair Brandon told the court that in the summer of 2017 Michelle came home about 2 a.m. intoxicated and demanded that his wife prepare him food.

“He started yelling, woke up his wife and demanded that she prepare him food. He threatened to kill his wife with a knife, cut her up in tiny pieces and said no one will find her body as he was gesturing with kitchen knives.”

Brandon added that Michelle was in a rage and started grabbing household items and breaking them.

Michelle pleaded guilty to uttering threats and Judge W. A. Skinner gave him an 18-month suspended sentence and placed him on 18-months probation. He was also given a five-year ban on owning firearms or weapons.

“Stay away from the booze,” Judge Skinner told Michelle after sentencing him.