Delavan man who called 911 and said ‘I just murdered my wife’ set for arraignment

Robert Scott

WALWORTH COUNTY — Robert Scott, 56, of Delavan, accused in the stabbing death of his wife, Rochelle Scott, was in court Tuesday, Jan. 22 for his preliminary hearing, which he waived. Scott’s arraignment was scheduled for Feb. 1.

He faces one count of first degree intentional homicide. Prosecutors said Scott admitted to the crime — calling 911 to report it himself.

According to a criminal complaint, on Sunday, Jan. 6, Town of Delavan police were called out to a home on Channel Drive around 10:30 a.m., after a 911 caller indicated he had stabbed his wife, and “would be waiting in the driveway for law enforcement.”

In the 911 call, the complaint said Robert Scott indicated “I just murdered my wife. I stabbed her. She’s dead. I’ll be waiting in the driveway. I won’t be any problem. I’ll be unarmed.” He indicated he used a knife that officials could locate in the sink.

Police located Scott in the driveway, and he was placed in handcuffs. As officers entered the house, the complaint said Scott indicated “she’s already gone.”

Scott’s wife was found lying on a bed in a bedroom. A “large knife” was located in the sink.

The complaint said Scott’s family members indicated Scott’s wife had filed for divorce in December. An autopsy revealed Rochelle Scott suffered more than 20 stab wounds.

Scott was in court on Jan. 7, when cash bond was set at $1 million. He was ordered to have no contact with his wife’s family.

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