KEWASKUM, Wis. (WITI) -- A 50-year-old Kewaskum woman is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the March 11 death of her husband Benjamin J. Brich.
In a criminal complaint, police say Marie Amdrae Bourget allegedly stabbed her husband after he asked her to move out.
“He asked me to move out and I killed him,” Bourget allegedly told responding deputies.
According to the complaint, Bourget told police she found legal paperwork around 3 a.m. the morning of the murder and confronted him when he was waking up because she “had it.” She claimed she was “being hurt emotionally.”
Bourget had filed for divorce on January 30. A proposed order was filed by Brich on March 10. He was found dead with the divorce documents near him.
Detectives stated that those documents indicated that the residence where the defendant and victim were residing was paid for by Brich and that he would retain ownership of the residence pursuant to the divorce proceedings.