Documents reveal gruesome details of Cyndie Nelson’s death

Authorities said victim was stabbed multiple times by her husband Kenneth

Tucson police investigating homicide in midtown

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A bloody, folding pocket knife was on the kitchen counter when police arrived at a Tucson house on Wednesday, May 15.

“I use pocket knives, it was the sound. I had to keep going. It wasn’t as satisfying as I thought," Kenneth Nelson said, according to an interim complaint obtained by KOLD News 13.

Kenneth, 43, allegedly killed his wife Cyndie at their home in the 2600 block of North Palo Verde, near Grant and Dodge.

According to police reports, Kenneth cut Cyndie’s throat and stabbed her enough times to leave “a large number of stab wounds on her upper torso.”

Kenneth allegedly called his sister and admitted to killing Cyndie.

Kenneth’s sister didn’t believe him until she received a text with a picture of “a female lying on the ground in a pool of blood." His sister then notified police immediately.

Police said Kenneth had blood on his “clothes, forearms and his legs"and they found bloody clothes and shoes were in the home.

The interim complaint claims Cyndie had asked Kenneth for a divorce in February and the couple had argued frequently since.

Cyndie allegedly texted Nelson earlier in the day Wednesday telling him “she was taking the baby, packing her stuff and going to stay at a hotel.”

She never left the house.

Nelson told police he was feeling “hollow” and “angry” at the time, but wasn’t able to articulate exactly why he cut her.

The couple’s 9-month-old daughter was found safe and uninjured inside the home at the time of the incident and detectives are looking for a safe home for her, according to TPD.

You can read the entire interim complaint HERE.

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