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Rochester Hills man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife

Shawn Wheeler (WDIV)
Shawn Wheeler (WDIV)


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A Rochester Hills man was sentenced Thursday for killing his wife before showing up at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to turn himself in.

Shaun Wheeler was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputies were called to a home around 10 a.m. Monday in the 3400 block of Emmons Avenue for a death investigation. A man had called 911 to report he thought his sister-in-law was dead on the couch.

He told dispatch he found her lying in blood on the couch. He also mentioned his sister-in-law and her husband had been going through a bad divorce. 

Deputies responded and found Cory Ann Ehlers, 41, with gunshot wounds. She was lying dead on the couch as the man described, according to deputies.

While detectives began their investigation at the scene, Wheeler, 39, walked into the Sheriff's Office's Rochester Hills Substation and told the front desk deputy that he had just killed his wife.


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