Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lorain Corrections Officer Admits to Killing Wife (Updated)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM


Update: After news broke that (now former) Lorain County corrections officer William Dembie stabbed his wife to death last week, it was only going to be a matter of time before details the likely turbulent or troubled would emerge. The Chronicle-Telegram reports today that there are accusations on both sides of spousal abuse. Dembie's lawyer claims Holly, the wife, abused William so violently and often that he presents symptoms of battered spouse syndrome. Holly's friends and family, however, say it was she who was the victim of abuse, accusing William of frequently hurting Holly, emotionally and physically.

On the 911 call, Dembie said: “I just couldn’t deal with her (expletive) anymore.”

The article also notes that the couple had a 4-year-old son together, and that Dembie was married once previously. That marriage, which bore three children, ended in divorce.


Lorain County corrections officer William Dembie phoned cops last night and told them he beheaded and killed his wife.

When the Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the Grafton Township home, they did find the man's wife, 33-year-old Holly, dead from multiple stab wounds, but not beheaded, 19 Action News reports.

The 42-year-old told them again when they arrived what he had done. He was taken into custody and immediately placed on leave.

He had worked for the Sheriff's office for over 12 years.

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