CARLISLE, Arkansas — He took being a diehard football a bit too far.
An Arkansas man has been charged with capital murder for fatally stabbing his wife after she changed the channel away from a football game when he stepped outside for a smoke, prosecutors said.
Tony Thomas, 58, told cops he asked his wife what the score of the game was when he came back into their Arkansas house on Nov. 19, sparking an argument that led to bloodshed, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
He told cops his wife, Elke Thomas, began yelling at him, so he grabbed a knife from the wall and started stabbing her.
“He claimed he’d blacked out and when he ‘came to,’ he was over her with a knife in his hands,” according to the criminal affidavit.
Immediately afterwards, Tony Thomas called police and asked them to send a “meat wagon,” and some officers as he had just killed his wife.
A witness who ran into the room after hearing glass breaking, told cops he saw Tony Thomas stabbing his wife repeatedly.
Cops found Elke Thomas’ body outside in the backyard, partly covered by a blanket, and recovered a knife nearby.
Tony Thomas had a long rap sheet with several felony convictions and was held without bail.