(DUBOIS CO.) – After five days of testimony, a Dubois County jury found Kyle Schneider guilty of stabbing to death 23-year-old Chloie Lubbehusen on January 11 at a home near St. Anthony.
Schneider also pleaded guilty to a habitual offender enhancement due to previous felony burglary and domestic battery convictions on his record.
Schneider, who is facing a minimum of 45 years up to 65 years, will be sentenced June 12. The habitual offender enhancement guilty plea could add six to 20 years to the sentence.
On Feb. 11, Dubois County deputies responded at 8:26 a.m. after neighbors found Lubbehusen bleeding from the face on the porch. She was rushed by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, where she died from her injuries.
According to the Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch, preliminary autopsy results indicate she bled to death.
Deputies say they found a bloody knife in the living room of the home, then searched the area for Schneider.
According to the probable cause affidavit, police found Schneider naked, except for a pair of socks, in a neighbor’s garage lying on the floor with blood on his hands.
According to Indiana State Police Detective Brock Werne, Schneider was ordered to show his hands. He then shouted, “do not shoot me. I want to tell you my side of the story.”
Deputies say Schneider seemed agitated, angry and very disoriented.
After deputies put Schneider in a police car, they say he rolled down the window and said, “have you ever killed anybody?” The deputy said, “no,” and deputies say he stated, “this would be my first.”
According to the affidavit, Schneider kept rambling and asking deputies random questions on the way to the jail.
When deputies asked Schneider to give them a timeline of events, he continued to yell incoherently.
Schneider told police, he and Lubbehusen had an altercation but could not remember anything else other then he stabbed Lubbehusen multiple times. He did not have an explanation for his actions.