Man stayed in house for nearly week after killing wife with 2-year-old in home, complaint says
Complaint: Husband admits to stabbing wife
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — The man who admitted to killing his wife in their Wisconsin Dells home stayed in the home for nearly a full week after her death, with their 2-year-old daughter there part of the time, according to a criminal complaint.
On Tuesday, Fuad V. Pashayev, 31, was formally charged with first-degree homicide and felony bail jumping in Columbia County Court. Police report he admitted to stabbing and killing his wife Tetiana Huzhva in their Wisconsin Dells home.
Fuad Pashayev appeared via video today. He’s charged with killing his wife Tania, 23. Her body was found on Thursday, but we now know that she was killed about 5 days before that. The prosecutor said their 2-year-old daughter “could not have helped but see disturbing things.” pic.twitter.com/OZ1vuIQquP
— Amanda Quintana (@AmandaQTV) April 9, 2019
Court records show that Pashayev was already facing 11 domestic abuse charges from January prior to the homicide. The charges include strangulation, false imprisonment, criminal damage to property, three counts of battery and five counts of disorderly conduct.
He was released on a $10,000 signature bond and was ordered not to have contact with Huzhva or their now 2-year-old child. He was also ordered to maintain absolute sobriety.
According to the criminal complaint, Pashayev had been living with Huzhva and their child since he was released from jail, “even though he knew he was not supposed to be home.”
Pashayev told police that Huzhva told him on March 30 that she did not want to live with him any longer. He said when she left for the gym, he went to the market and bought whiskey.
When Huzhva returned home, she told Pashayev he was going to jail, according to the complaint. Pashayev admitted to police this is when he grabbed a knife and stabbed her in her side.
After Huzhva died, Pashayev said he put her body on the bed. According to the complaint, he stayed in the house with the body for a couple of days and eventually took their child to a babysitter.
Police found Huzhva’s body still on the bed and covered during a welfare check Thursday. According to the complaint, the body would have been there for nearly a full week.
“The household was clearly a murder scene, as laid out in the police report,” Assistant District Attorney Maura O’Connell Melka said. “The child could not have helped but seen disturbing things in the home.”
In court Tuesday, Judge Todd J. Hepler assigned a $1,000,000 cash bond for Pashayev. If released from jail, he will have to surrender his passport because he is not a U.S. citizen.
He was also ordered not to have contact with their daughter, who friends of Huzhva are trying to get to Ukraine.
Her co-workers have started a GoFundMe to help Huzhva’s parents come from Ukraine to take their granddaughter and their daughter’s body back to their home country.
Pashayev will be in court again May 1 for a pretrial conference for the homicide charges. There is not a court date scheduled for the 11 counts of domestic violence case.
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