We are learning more about what may have led to the death of a pastor whose wife is charged with murder. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.
Gruesome new details about the murder of a Leesburg pastor emerged in search warrant documents just filed at the Loudoun County Courthouse.
Dae Hwang, 57, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of her husband, 63-year-old Kyung Hwang.
The affidavit filed with the court says when Dae Hwang called police the morning of March 2, she "reported she had killed her husband with a knife." Investigators wrote that once they arrived at the couple's home on Chickasaw Place, they found "a deceased male subject lying facedown in an upstairs bedroom covered in blood." The court documents say that the autopsy found the victim died of multiple stab wounds, including one that penetrated his skull.
Police seized multiple knives, bloody clothes and bedding, computers, bank records and a diary, but they already have a clue about the motive. In the affidavit, a detective wrote that the couple's daughter told police her mother had become increasingly depressed and paranoid in the past year and was taking medication. The daughter reported Hwang was convinced her husband was having an affair with another pastor.
The morning of the murder, Dae Hwang called her daughter to say she'd confronted her husband about the affair and that he'd confessed, police wrote.
Hwang's next call was to Leesburg police to tell them her husband was dead, according to police.