Arrest papers: Manitou Springs murder suspect confessed crime over Facebook
A man accused of killing his wife allegedly Facebooked someone to reveal the crime.
Arrest papers obtained Monday say someone who knew William Weaver, 49, called Manitou Springs police Saturday morning after receiving several social media messages confessing to murdering his wife. Weaver allegedly told the person over Facebook he was getting ready to turn himself in.
Officers went to the address provided by the person who received Weaver's message, the 10 block of Fountain Place, where they found blood smeared on the door and a broken window. After announcing themselves and getting no response, one of the officers looked through the window and saw a woman's body with a bloody knife lying next to her.
The suspect then walked out of the apartment and allegedly told officers "he was not going to give them any trouble," according to the arrest affidavit.
The affidavit states Weaver confessed to officers he assaulted his wife during a drunken argument on June 19.
The affidavit says Weaver continued to stab his wife, eventually killing her.
"In a fit of rage I murdered my wife ... I didn't mean to," the affidavit says Weaver stated. He allegedly claimed he "got tired of her ridiculing me."
Police said there was a history of domestic violence at the address.
Weaver faces charges of first-degree murder.
The victim has been identified as Wendy Cupit.
The family of Cupit provided the following statement: