Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brownsburg man sentenced to 55 years in wife's murder

Cat Andersen/Eyewitness News

Danville - After pleading guilty to stabbing his wife to death in front of their children, a Brownsburg man was sentenced Friday.

Joseph Warnock, 41, was sentenced to 55 years in prison for killing his 38-year-old wife Angela in June. The couple's two daughters witnessed the crime and called 911.

Investigators say Warnock, in a drug-induced rage, stabbed his wife over 50 times in front of their 12- and 8-year-old daughters.

"On Father's Day, he butchered their mother," said Larry Miller, Angela Warnock's father.

According to family members, the couple was going through a divorce and Angela Warnock was planning to take her daughters to Hawaii, her home state. She refused to let her husband see the girls on Father's Day. Warnock was accused of breaking into the home and attacking Angela Warnock.