Independence Woman Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Ex-Husband

An Independence woman has been convicted for fatally stabbing her ex-husband.

On Tuesday, a jury found Hillary Hunziker guilty of First Degree Murder in the death of Jason Hunziker.

Hillary was accused of going to Jason’s home northwest of Independence in the early morning hours of November 6, 2017 and stabbing him. A court document says their 9-year old child called 911, telling the operator, “My mom just stabbed my dad”. That was followed by a 911 call from Jason, who said his former wife had stabbed him.

Deputies arrived at the home shortly after and found Jason dead.

Hillary’s attorney had said she was insane when the incident happened. Testimony in the trial got underway last Thursday in Buchanan County District Court.

She faces life in prison and will be sentenced at a later date.



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