St. Marys woman charged with murder says on 911 call she feared for her life

By J Swygart -

Stephanie Sweigart

Stephanie Sweigart

WAPAKONETA — The 30-year-old St. Marys woman charged with murder in Saturday’s shooting death of her husband told Auglaize County 911 dispatchers she feared for her life in the moments leading up to the fatal shooting.

Stephanie Sweigart was captured on the 911 call telling a dispatcher that her husband, 36-year-old Wesley Sweigart, had a knife and intended to stab her.

“He made me go back into the bedroom after physically assaulting me in the living room,” the woman said on the 911 call.

“He told me that if I didn’t go to the bedroom, he was gonna stab me. He had a knife,” Stephanie Sweigart said.

“You shot him?” the dispatcher asked.

“Yes, I did,” Sweigart replied. “I just shot. I’m scared. I’m sorry. Oh my God; oh my God.”

The incident took place at the couple’s residence on Pershing Drive.

Sweigart appeared in Auglaize County Municipal Court Monday via video from the Auglaize County jail, where she is being held on a $250,000 bond. She was formally charged with murder in the death of her husband.

According to an initial press release from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received at 3:32 a.m. Saturday reporting a shooting inside a residence in the Sandy Beach area just west of St. Marys. When deputies arrived, they found Wesley A. Sweigart deceased inside.

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