Cory Ann Ehlers, who was allegedly murdered by her estranged husband, is survived by her children.
A Michigan man back to court later this month to face first degree murder charges in connection with the deadly shooting of his estranged wife, a mother of four children.
“I killed my wife,” Shaun Wheeler, 39, Rochester Hills, told the delegates when he walked into an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office station on Monday, Fox 2 Detroit reported.
Shaun Wheeler walked into a police station Monday and confessed to fatally shooting his wife, authorities said.
(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office)
His 41-year-old husband, Cory Ann Ehlers, was found lying on a bloody bank earlier that morning, the report said.
“This was a bomb,” family friend Larry Chalcraft told Fox 2. “I saw him from the driveway, and he went on the road. I think he went from here to the police station and turned himself in.”
“This was a bomb. I saw him from the driveway, and he went on the road. I think he went from here to the police station and turned himself in.”
– Larry Chalcraft, friend of the family
Wheeler allegedly told Oakland County sheriff’s deputies the couple had been going through a “bad divorce,” MLive.com reported.
The defendant is the stepfather of Ehlers’ children, according to the Oakland Press. He was being held without bond, facing the possibility of life in prison.
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Rebecca Bezemek, a high school teacher of Ehlers’ oldest child, set up a GoFundMe account for the support of the family, Fox 2 reported.
“Do not forget that these children, that this family, not only needing help but now two weeks, but two years from now,” Bezemek said. “It’s going to continue.”
Tim Ciotti, another friend of the family, has an additional GoFundMe page.
A memorial service for Ehlers is scheduled for April 7, at the Rivercrest Banquet hall in Rochester Hills.