Three weeks ago Rachelle Peterson, 28, went looking for a place to live. The new landlord said he was told “She came to me and said she needed a place to live and she was just in a situation she needed to get out of.” He describes her as desperate and says her children appeared to be her first priority. “She had two kids that lived with her and fortunately they weren’t there at the time that it happened.” Sunday those children were spending time with their extended family.
Police say that on Sunday they were called to the new address for a domestic dispute. There they found Rachelle Peterson stabbed to death. Though they are not giving many details of the crime, they do describe it as extremely brutal and vicious. And they say they do believe it was a domestic dispute.
Police took her husband Cedric Peterson, 38, into custody at his home on Sunday. He was later charged with 1 st degree murder and aggravated burglary.
I hate it when they call it a domestic “dispute.” It is probably just me, but when I hear “dispute” I think of two people arguing. And this sounds like much more than an argument.