“What do you mean he’s alive?”

Marshall N. Byers, 28, and his wife had been separated for about a year. His wife has reported that he was jealous and angry over the separation and impending divorce.

On November 30, the wife was with her boyfriend, the couple’s two children were also in the home.

At 2 am, the boyfriend woke with a sensation that he was being punched. Then he has said that he realized he was covered in blood. He told police that he did not recognize the person who was in the room stabbing him. But Byer’s wife said she did recognize him. She told police it was her estranged husband Marshall Byers.

The boyfriend was taken to the hospital where he was treated for 5 stab wounds and later released.

Police received a call from a clerk at a truck stop. She was reportedly concerned about one of the customer’s. The man had allegedly changed clothes a couple of times and had reportedly told her he was “on the run.”

Police picked Marshall Byers up for questioning in the crime. Allegedly when he was told the boyfriend was alive he blurted out “What? I thought I stuck him like a pig,” “What do you mean he’s alive?” He also reportedly told investigators that he was high on methamphetamine at the time.

But investigator’s also say this was premeditated. They say they have located Byers’ journal and in the journal Byers reportedly wished his wife an “unspeakable” death. And he also allegedly journal-ed about the boyfriend “Her boyfriend, HA HA HA Boy o Boy he sure doesn’t have a clue what’s coming.”

Marshall Byers has been charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree burglary.

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  1. Soobs said,

    December 24, 2006 at 12:23 am

    It’s a horrible fact that domestic violence is on an upswing, the closer to the holidays we are. I’m simply flabbergasted by the number of men and women, who choose to kill family members, because of pending divorce. I suppose it’s a total control issue and a lack of self-esteem. IMO, it’s a scary thing.

  2. Vegas said,

    December 29, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    Meth is a horrible, horrible drug. It takes over your entire being. This is such a sad story.

  3. Rhonda Loth said,

    March 5, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Marshall is my son. Yes, Meth is a horrible drug, especially when combined with any mental problems. The journal they speak about was his suicide note he left at our house before he took off. They had only been split up a month – NOT a year.

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