Utah Man Who Called 911 After Killing His Ex-Wife Sentenced To Prison

Spencer Gerlach
Spencer Gerlach was sentenced 15 years to life for the murder of his ex-wife Keltsie Gerlach in April 2015. Photo Courtesy: Spencer Gerlach Facebook

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah, Dec. 17, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — A Perry man who in April pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his 19-year-old ex-wife is headed to prison.

Spencer Gerlach, 21, was sentenced Wednesday in 1st District Court to 15 years to life for first-degree murder.

According to Brigham City Police Chief Mike Nelson, Gerlach called 911 at 12:30 p.m. on April 15 to tell police he had killed his ex-wife Keltsie Gerlach. When officers arrived, they found his ex-wife deceased in the living room with multiple stab wounds.

Keltsie Gerlach was killed by her ex-husband in April while the couple's 15-month-old daughter was in the bedroom. Photo Courtesy: Keltsie Gerlach Facebook
Keltsie Gerlach was killed by her ex-husband in April while the couple’s 15-month-old daughter was in the bedroom. Photo Courtesy: Keltsie Gerlach Facebook

Spencer Gerlach told officers that his ex-wife was on the phone with another man when he arrived to visit their daughter, and he became angry when she continued the conversation while he was there. Spencer Gerlach said he placed his 15-month-old daughter in her bedroom and, in a jealous rage, stabbed Keltsie Gerlach more than a dozen times with a knife he had grabbed from his car.

Nelson said Keltsie Gerlach lived at the apartment alone with the couple’s daughter. The couple had recently divorced and Spencer Gerlach did not live at the residence with her.

 

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