A guilty plea from a Terre Haute man accused of killing his wife.
57 year old Robert E. Spitler II has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 killing of his wife 50-year-old Shawn Singhurse Spitler with a knife in their bedroom at their south side home. Under terms of the plea deal, the first 35 years of a 50 year sentence will be served in prison with the remaining 15 years will be spent on formal probation.
Spitler will also be given credit for time served.’
Spitler has been treated for bipolar disorder and was treated at the Logansport State Hospital after being found incompetent to stand trial.