Major update in case of Shawn Christopher Sturgeon who 'killed wife by running her over at airport with child in car' | The Sun

A HUSBAND pleaded guilty to killing his wife when he ran her over with a car in front of their young child back in April.

Shawn Christopher Sturgeon, 38, accepted the charges of one count of criminal homicide or automobile homicide and one count of domestic violence in the presence of a child.

Sturgeon and his wife, Charlotte Sturgeon, 29, got into an argument while at the Salt Lake City International Airport with their young child in April.

The family had just gotten back from vacation, according to court documents.

Surveillance from the incident appears to show Charlotte walking to the rear passenger side of their car, opening the door before Sturgeon started to reverse the vehicle, Fox13 reported.

Charlotte lost balance as Sturgeon stopped the car suddenly.

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He then hit the gas pedal as he reversed. Meanwhile, she was being dragged and fell underneath their car.

Court documents allege that Sturgeon then put the car into drive and moved over Charlotte’s body. 

Officers that rushed to the scene told Fox that he "smelled strongly of alcohol and had glassy bloodshot eyes".

Cops claim Sturgeon told them "I ran my wife over", "I killed my wife", and "I accidentally ran her over."

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A witness claimed that Sturgeon ran over Charlotte while she was screaming and yelling.

Sturgeon allegedly yelled: "Now I have to take you to the emergency room", according to the witness.

After allegedly hitting his wife, he drove himself and his wife to the airport garage payment booth to ask for help.

Charlotte died of her injuries after being taken to the hospital.

Salt Lake City Police Department officers say that Shawn "made several spontaneous utterances that he 'ran my wife over,' 'killed my wife' and 'I accidentally ran her over,'" KSL reported.

After allegedly hitting his wife, Shawn drove himself and his wife to the airport garage payment booth to ask for help with his critically injured wife.

“Shortly after the crash, Sturgeon drove the vehicle, with his wife critically injured inside, to the airport parking payment booths where he asked for help,” Salt Lake City police said in a statement. “This incident occurred shortly after the couple returned to SLC from a vacation.”

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Law enforcement said Sturgeon’s blood-alcohol level was three times over the legal limit at the time of the incident.

His sentencing is scheduled for September.

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