Husband heading for divorce, instead stabbed and killed estranged wife

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SHALIMAR, FL – A Shalimar man chose to murder his estranged wife after an verbal altercation turned violent and ended in murder

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Shalimar man with an open count of murder in connection with the stabbing death of his wife at their home this afternoon.

51-year old Randal Ebbighausen was in his garage, covered with blood, when OCSO deputies and the Shalimar Police Department arrived at his Mande Court address.

Investigators say a kitchen knife was located nearby. His wife was found deceased inside. A family member says the couple planned to get a divorce. She told deputies they got into a verbal altercation which then turned physical, and she entered a room to see Ebbighausen on top of the victim holding a knife.

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