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Police: Suspect confesses to killing his wife in Manitou Springs

Victim in Manitou Springs homicide investigation identified
Posted at 1:01 PM, Jun 21, 2020

MANITOU SPRINGS — The woman found dead inside a Manitou Springs apartment on Saturday has been identified by authorities as Wendy Cupit, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Her husband, William Arthur Weaver, is facing a charge of first-degree murder following his confession to the detective handling the case, as stated in his arrest affidavit.

The report states a concerned party called 911 to report receiving Facebook messages from Weaver stating he had killed his wife and planned to turn himself in.

The officer conducting the welfare check at Weaver's apartment on Fountain Place reported looking through a broken window to see a woman’s body on the floor with a knife nearby.

Weaver reportedly came out from a back room and complied with officers’ commands to exit the apartment.

He told the detective he killed Cupit “in a fit of rage” as he “got tired of her ridiculing me,” as the affidavit reads.

The officers reported the suspect had visible injuries to himself, believed to be from a knife.

According to the detective, Weaver admitted he and his wife got into an argument while drinking and discussing their financial situation.

The husband says he left the house, came back to watch two movies before they got into another argument late Friday evening.

During the fight he told the detective he slapped his wife before grabbing a knife and stabbed her at least once in the abdomen with an upward slant.

This is still considered an active investigation as authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666.

As a reminder, there are plenty of domestic violence resources in the Colorado Springs area, including TESSA of Colorado Springs that provides services to all victims of domestic and sexual violence.

A list of women shelters in Colorado Springs can also be found here.