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Texas man admits horrific beheading of wife in front of children, storing head in freezer

December 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas man admits horrific beheading of wife in front of children, storing head in freezer

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A Texas man confessed to beheading his wife in front of her kids and sentenced to 52 years in prison.

David Dauzat, 24, pleaded guilty on Friday to the 2016 slaying of his wife, 21-year-old Natasha Dauzat, who was discovered with dozens of stab wounds. Dauzat took the plea deal after Natasha’s family requested it to prevent the kids from reliving the traumatic incident if the case went to trial.

“They didn’t want to put the children through a trial and have them relive memories,” McLennan County Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett stated.

Authorities went to the pair’s mobile home in Bellmead in August 2016 after a concerned family member asked for a welfare check, MyFox8 reported.

David Dauzat admitted to beheading wife in front of children, storing head in freezer (McLennan County Jail)

Officers spoke with David and Natasha Dauzat outside of the trailer, who seemed “calm and expressed their curiosity why police were there.”

However, two hours later, the family member contacted authorities again, saying he got a call from David Dauzat who said that he “killed his girlfriend.”

Authorities discovered Dauzat with blood on his clothes at the trailer. Dauzat had beheaded his wife while the two children, who were 1- and 2-years-old, were in the trailer. He then put her head in the freezer.

Investigators said the woman was killed from “sharp-force injuries, including decapitation.”

Dauzat must serve a minimum of 26 years before he becomes eligible for parole.

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