An Evansville murder suspect has declined an offer to plead guilty in the stabbing death of his pregnant wife.
According to Kyle Phernetton with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, 40-year-old Anthony Goffinet was offered a 60-year sentence if he pleaded guilty to the murder. Officials say he turned that offer down on Thursday.
Investigators say he stabbed his pregnant wife, 26-year-old Kathleen Goffinet, outside of a restaurant off Green River Road in 2012.
Police say the couple's three-year-old child was present at the time.
An autopsy revealed Kathleen bled to death from a stab wound to the right upper chest.
The coroner says she was two to three months pregnant at the time of her death.
Kathleen also leaves behind a one-year-old child.
Goffinet's charges include murder, intimidation, and neglect of a dependent. According to officials, all three charges will have habitual offender enhancements.
Goffinet will face a jury trial in Vanderburgh Superior Court on November 18.
If the jury finds Goffinet guilty of murder, he faces 45-65 years. With the habitual offender enhancement, that sentence would double.
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