Man accused of stabbing wife during Bible study

Robert Castillo
Photo credit Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

A Minnesota Bible study ended in tragedy when a man in attendance suddenly stabbed his wife to death.

According to police, Robert Castillo, 41, arrived alongside his wife Corrina Woodhull, also 41, at the Bible Study being held at the home of Woodhull’s sister despite the fact that the couple had been separated.

After sitting together on the couch, Castillo leaned over and whispered something into Woodhull’s ear. After Woodhull “shook her head ‘no’” in response, Castillo allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her between 10 and 20 times, according to a report in the Kansas City Star.

At that point, Castillo was forcibly detained by other members of Woodhull’s family in attendance. Woodhull was heard saying, “Don’t let me die,” according to one witness account in the Kansas City Star.

“When officers arrived, they located an adult female who was suffering from apparent stab wounds to her upper body,” the press release said. “Multiple witnesses on scene were holding an adult male suspect.”

Unfortunately, despite being transported to a local hospital, Woodhull succumbed to her injuries, leaving behind five children.

Castillo’s violent criminal history includes eight prior felony convictions, one involving an attack on the mother of his child with a hammer.

Castillo also had an active warrant out, according to WCCO, and had failed to appear in court to face charges of assaulting a prison guard while serving time as an inmate. Now he’s also facing murder charges.

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