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Girlfriend charged with murder in TDL

Girlfriend charged with murder in TDL

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Terre Du Lac

Terre Du Lac Police are investigating a murder that occurred early Friday.

One man is dead and his girlfriend has been charged with murder.

St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney Melissa Gilliam charged Kimberly Angstrom, 49, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Angstrom is currently being held at the St. Francois County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Police were dispatched to the trailer park in Terre Du Lac just after 6:30 a.m. Friday for a possible stabbing. According to Police Chief Tim Cook, when the officer arrived on the scene, he observed a male lying on the porch of the residence. The man was later identified as 55-year-old Kevin Ziegler.

When first responders and EMS arrived on the scene, it appeared an artery in the lower portion of the man’s neck had been punctured. Due to massive blood loss, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The report states that a female who was at the residence, now identified as Angstrom, was taken into custody for questioning and admitted to stabbing the man several times. 

According to the probable cause statement, a search of the residence revealed blood splatter in the kitchen where Angstrom advised the stabbing took place. There was a blood trail leading from the kitchen to the back door and then through the kitchen once more leading toward the front door and out the residence. 

Inside the residence authorities found two hypodermic needles, a glass smoking pipe with residue, and a plastic bag containing women's blood-stained clothing. 

Angstrom has previous convictions.

According court records from 2008, Angstrom, then 39, was involved in a prior stabbing incident. Court records say that she had been drinking when she got upset at her boyfriend. She reportedly elbowed and punched him and then grabbed a knife and tore up his coat. Her family members tried to get her to put down the knife. When one person tried to call police, Angstrom stabbed at the person and then ripped the phone from the wall. She then left the house and broke her boyfriend’s windshield.

She was then charged with two counts of second-degree domestic assault, unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with a vehicle.

Angstrom was given a suspended execution of sentence and in 2014, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating her probation.

Matt McFarland is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616, or at mmcfarland@dailyjournalonline.com.

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