UPDATE: Deputies say man stabbed wife to death in Shalimar


UPDATE (8 p.m. 5/14/21): The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says a man stabbed his wife to death in Shalimar Friday afternoon.

According to the arrest report, 51-year-old Randal Ebbighausen was in his garage, covered with blood, when deputies and the Shalimar Police Department arrived at his Mande Court
address. Investigators say a kitchen knife was found nearby. His wife was found dead inside. A family member told deputies the couple planned to get a divorce. The family member says the couple got into an argument that turned physical and she entered a room to see Ebbighausen on top of the woman holding a knife.

Randal Ebbighausen

Ebbighausen is charged with first-degree premeditated murder.

Original story

SHALIMAR, Fla. (WKRG) — A woman was killed and a person is in custody after a domestic violence-related stabbing at a home in Shalimar.

Deputies and other first responders went to a home on Mande Court at about 2 p.m. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a neighbor had confronted the suspect after the man came out of his home and into the garage, where he dropped the knife. Arriving deputies took the suspect into custody.

Deputies say more information will be released at a later time.

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