Man Slept With Wife’s Dead Body For Days After Killing Her
Not so sure that excessively pro-marriage guys or groups such as Al Mohler or Brad Wilcox or Focus On the Family are correct that marriage makes people more mature, loving, ethical, and godly. Marriage didn’t do anything to improve this guy…
And hey, this is a May-December relationship. The killer guy is 47, the wife he killed was age 64.
Police acted on a tip off and found Jeff Charles Sherwood, 47, with his wife Susan Klepsch’s body in their bed at their home in Michigan, US, as he initially claimed they made a suicide pact
A man who was accused of killing his wife and sleeping with her corpse for a week has been been found guilty of her murder.
Jeff Charles Sherwood, 47, will spend between 38 and 60 years in prison for the grisly attack on Susan Klepsch.
The 64-year-old died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck in March 2020, Oakland County Circuit Court heard.
She was found at their home in Hazel Park, Michigan.
Based on evidence from the court’s medical examiner, it’s believed Sherwood slept with her body for up to seven days after taking her life.
Sentencing has been handed down for a Hazel Park man who killed his wife and slept with her dead body for days.
At a sentencing hearing Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court, Judge Daniel O’Brien ordered Jeff Charles Sherwood, 47, to spend 38 to 60 years in prison for slaying Susan Klepsch, 64. He was given credit for 680 days served in the Oakland County Jail.
Sherwood pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in exchange for dismissal of a first-degree murder charge.
Klepsch died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck in March 2020 at the Hazel Park home she shared with Sherwood. Klepsch died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck in March 2020 at the Hazel Park home she shared with Sherwood.
Based on evidence from the Oakland County medical examiner, it’s believed Sherwood slept with Klepsch’s body for up to a week.
Klepsch’s body was found by police who went to the couple’s home on March 28, 2020, acting on a tip. While investigators were on scene, Sherwood reportedly tried to hang himself in the basement.
Police said Sherwood initially said he and his wife had made a murder-suicide pact because they feared they’d die from COVID-19. Later, he admitted beating and strangling her after she accused him of infidelity, police said.
Sherwood underwent psychiatric evaluation and was declared competent to stand trial. He subsequently opted out of trial with his guilty plea.