82-year-old Augusta man stabs wife in back with kitchen knife, charged with murder

Last updated January 19, 2023 @ 10:01 AM ET

The following was taken from a press release distributed by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office:

Columbia County (January 18, 2023) – At 12:15pm we responded to the scene of a stabbing at 3738 Gordon Hwy. Our 911 Center received a call from 82 year old Robert Bennett stating that he had just stabbed his wife. When deputies arrived on scene, Robert Bennett was found sitting in the living room where he was taken into custody without incident.

The victim, 60 year old Michelle Bennett, was located in the dining room slumped over the table with a large kitchen knife in her back. EMS and Fire Rescue worked on the victim with unsuccessful results. Robert Bennett has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Knife During the Commission of Crime.

No bond has been set. No additional information to release at this time.