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'I killed her' | Anderson police investigating 2 homicides

Police said the deaths appear suspicious, but they don't believe the cases are related.

ANDERSON, Ind. — Anderson police confirm they are investigating two suspicious deaths at different locations. 

Police said the death investigations are in the 2200 block of West 27th Street and the 2900 block of West 11th Street.

Police said they do not believe the incidents are related.

West 27th Street homicide

Tuesday morning, officers responded to the 2200 block of West 27th Street to follow up on information received about a possible homicide. Officers found a deceased man, later identified as 66-year-old Jerry Gray, of Anderson, at the scene.

Police identified 34-year-old Jacob Fite, of Anderson, as a suspect.

According to court documents, Fite's brother-in-law was called to a home to pick Fite up. He told investigators Fite was crying and asked him to move a dead body.

The brother-in-law told investigators he asked Fite to turn himself in to police. The brother-in-law then called officers.

According to court documents, Fite claims he met Gray at a liquor store and went back to his home to have some drinks. Fite then claims Gray tried to stab him with a bayonet and so he punched him and knocked him out.

Fite denied asking his brother-in-law to help him move the body, according to the court documents.

Fite is charged with aggravated battery and involuntary manslaughter. 

West 11th Street homicide

Shortly after 10 a.m., police responded to a domestic incident where a man said he had killed his spouse in the 2900 block of West 11th Street. 

Officers arrived to find a 51-year-old woman, identified as Claudette Williams, of Anderson, dead inside a home. The Madison County Coroner's Office will determine her cause of death during a Wednesday autopsy.

A suspect, identified by police as 61-year-old Curtis Williams, of Anderson, was quickly placed into custody at the scene and transported to the Madison County Jail.

According to court documents, Curtis told police he came home and "caught my wife cheatin'." Curtis said the man ran off when he came home and he couldn't catch him. 

Curtis claimed Claudette cut him when he went after the man and he cut her back. According to court documents, Curtis told investigators, "I killed her." He allegedly went on to say, "it was unacceptable" and "I accepted nothing less than death."

Curtis then allegedly said he used his pocket knife in the deadly stabbing. Curtis claimed Claudette cut him with a kitchen knife.

When asked how many times he had stabbed his wife, court documents claim Curtis responded by saying, "I don't know, man. I lost my mind, man."

Police note in court documents that Curtis' wound appeared to be self-inflicted. Investigators then noted the knife found in Claudette's hand had drops of blood on it, but there was no palm print from the blood covering her hand. Police believe the knife was placed in her hand after her death.

The Madison County Prosecutor's Office charged Curtis Williams with death.

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