ARCADIA, Utah, Sept. 22, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — A Duchesne County woman was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds Thursday after a man called 911 and confessed to killing his wife, police said.
Duchesne County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home near 12000 West and 4450 South and found Stacey Gilbert dead in a bedroom inside the home, according to a probable cause statement filed in Duchesne’s 8th District Court.
Her husband, Brent Nello Gilbert, 65, was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony.
The woman was found with “what appeared to be multiple injuries to her back and front torso,” according to a probable cause statement filed in Duchesne’s 8th District Court.
The injuries appeared to be from a firearm, the affidavit says, and “a 12-gauge pump action shotgun [was] located leaning against the wall outside the bedroom door that contained blood and fibers on the barrel.”
The fibers appeared to match the bedding where the Stacey Gilbert’s body was found, and three spent shotgun shell casings were located nearby, arrest documents say.
Brent Gilbert had “suspected knife wounds to his wrists” that are believed to be self-inflicted when deputies arrived, the affidavit says. He was treated at Uintah Basin Medical Center before being booked into the Duchesne County Jail, where he is being held without bail.