Man Says He Accidentally Killed Woman While Practicing "Knife Moves"

Authorities hadn't released the woman's name by late Tuesday

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014  |  Updated 10:36 AM CDT
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A 47-year-old man was charged with murder Tuesday in connection with the death of a housemate whose body was found inside a freezer at her northern Indiana home.

Court documents indicate 47-year-old Daniel Shoffner told authorities he was demonstrating "knife moves" and accidentally stabbed the woman in the neck, chest, and also once in the hand when she tried to block him.

His daughter called police after he told her what happened.

LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi said the body, found Sunday night, will have to be thawed out before an autopsy can be performed.

Authorities hadn't released the woman's name by late Tuesday. Coroner John Sullivan said she was about 70 years old.

Court records did not indicate whether Shoffner had an attorney.

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