Loyd Sabastian DeJohn, 48, is finally going on trial after the man was caught killing his wife and having sex with his cousin, eventually producing a baby with the ladder.
DeJohn reportedly beat, kicked, stomped, and severely injured his wife before killing her last year.
He then went to his cousin, who he was having an affair with, and asked her to move into the house.
“He told me not to worry about it, that she wasn’t coming back, that I would be safe and that he wanted to be with me, “his 25-year-old half-cousin, Anjelica Gonzalez said. She maintains she was unaware of the murder when she later moved into the home with Loyd, the Daily Tribune reports.
In the meantime, Loyd allegedly fed Gonzales a number of stories to explain his wife’s disappearance, all of which made her death seem accidental.
“It’s hard for me because of all the negative comments that are made about me and it’s heartbreaking for my kids,” Gonzales said. “My daughter … will never know her dad. [No matter] what has happened he is still my daughter’s dad.”
Loyd claims he and his wife got into an argument after she broke one of his collectible items, implying that this was not a planned murder.
“Why would you commit a homicide?” asked his attorney, Mark Nortley. “Why would you do that? There’s absolutely no motive at all. Clearly, clearly, clearly, there was no motive. There was no plan.”
Assistant Prosecutor William Cataldo disagrees.
“We’re going to show the violence is very beyond somebody pissed because ‘they broke my collectible,'” he said. “This was planned… This was an act waiting for an opportunity.”
For days, DeJohn hid his wife’s body in the closet, while his new lady love complained of a “bad meat” smell.
It wasn’t until the wife’s sister filed a missing persons report that the case was investigated.
DeJohn is facing not just murder charges, but a charge for mutilation of a dead body.