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PROSECUTORS: Bagshaw confessed to stabbing his wife to death

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The fourth day of testimony in the murder trial of a Jeffersonville man accused of stabbing his wife to death brings a key witness from out of state and some sparring over a piece of evidence.

The evidence that caused the stir was a police interview where prosecutors say Bagshaw confessed to stabbing his wife to death. It was taken just four hours after the slaying of his wife, and prosecutors and defense lawyers went back and forth on how much of the confession or the police interview should be played in court.

Ultimately, the judge decided the video should be played in its entirety, which ran two hours and 35 minutes.

The state brought in a detective from Virginia, who at the time of the slaying worked with the Jeffersonville Police Department. The former Jeffersonville Police detective showed photographs of the murder weapon, a brass knuckles pocket knife with a one to two inch blade. He also showed pictures of Bagshaw's washed hands after the murder before he called the police.

Bagshaw's defense attorneys said the stabbing took place at his apartment, and that it was a crime of passion.

It was originally reported that Kelly Bagshaw was stabbed 43 times, but now new information says she was stabbed more than 60 times. The defense plans to call in an expert psychologist or psychiatrist to speak during the remainder of the trail.

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