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South Florida man arrested after confessing to killing wife, police say

Stephen Kruspe accused of fatally shooting wife at assisted-living facility

Stephen Kruspe was arrested after police said he confessed to fatally shooting his wife behind the Parkside Inn in Boynton Beach.
Stephen Kruspe was arrested after police said he confessed to fatally shooting his wife behind the Parkside Inn in Boynton Beach.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida man was arrested early Tuesday after he called 911 and confessed to shooting his wife, police said.

Stephen Kruspe, 62, of Lake Worth, faces a charge of first-degree murder. He is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Pamela Kruspe.

According to a Boynton Beach police report, Stephen Kruspe called 911 Monday night and said that he shot his wife at Parkside Inn, an assisted-living facility for people with Alzheimer's disease.

When police arrived, they found Pamela Kruspe, 61, dead with a gunshot wound to her chest.

Police said her body was behind the facility, and a loaded .45-caliber handgun was found on the back patio railing.

Stephen Kruspe was arrested and confessed to killing his wife, but his confession was redacted in the arrest report, Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said.

Police said Pamela Kruspe was a patient at Parkside Inn.


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