A man accused of driving his wife's corpse to Phoenix police headquarters after he stabbed the woman to death
over their pending separation had struggled with her in a past incident where she threatened him with a kitchen knife, court records show.
Dwight Wesley, 58
, reported the murder to police late Wednesday when he appeared, covered in blood and a knife in hand, in the lobby of headquarters at 620 W. Washington St., according to police.
Officers initially thought he was a victim, but later discovered the woman's body in his car parked near the station.
Delores Glover, 46
, died from multiple stab wounds
, Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.
Phoenix firefighters tried to revive Glover but were unsuccessful. Wesley was booked on suspicion of murder.
Glover was driving Wesley to work when she told him she was divorcing him. Investigators said he became upset and fatally-stabbed her during an argument.
The victim has eight felony convictions since 1985
, including aggravated assault and dangerous drugs, according to Maricopa County Superior Court records.
In 2007, she threatened Wesley with a knife in their home on Indian School Road. She was arrested and later convicted of possession of methamphetamine. The couple had been living together for about three months at the time, according to records.
Glover served three years of a five-year sentence for aggravated assault and possession of dangerous drugs before she was released from the Arizona Department of Corrections in 2007.