DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A judge ruled on Wednesday that Shonta Maurice Dupree will stand trial for the first degree murder of his wife.
The ruling came after the court heard the story of Shonta Dupree’s own teenage son, police, and a recording of the 911 call Dupree made after his wife died.
Shonta Dupree listened as prosecutors played his frantic 911 call.
During the call, Dupree told the dispatcher two men broke into his house and stabbed his wife.
Police say they arrived at his home on Nightingale and found 35-year-old Nytia Dupree dead on the floor, and, they say, Shonta Dupree's story didn't match the evidence.
Though he told police he was hit in the head with a pipe and knocked into the basement - the only injury he had was a small cut on his hand.
Police say Dupree told them the thieves stole $100,000 in drug money, but police found no evidence he was involved in any drug crimes.
Police say shortly before the murder, Dupree’s 16-year-old son got called home from a school activity by Dupree who asked him to help him find her “real” Facebook page - because he believed there was another man.
The teen testified that his parents had talked about divorcing. He went back to school before his mother got home on that August afternoon.
If convicted, Shonta Dupree faces life in prison
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