By Karen Hall
A Lewisburg man who's accused of stabbing his wife to death had his case bound over to the grand jury after a hearing in General Sessions Court on Tuesday.
Kenneth Colvett, 56, of Wood Crest Street allegedly stabbed Kay Colvett over Easter weekend, and concealed her body in a storage building in their back yard.
Kay Colvett had been trying to kill him with "mind games," the defendant told police. He had to kill her, a city police detective testified Tuesday, apparently because he "thought she was going to kill him."
Judge Bobby Sands of Maury County presided over the preliminary hearing because Colvett has retained Walter Bussart as his lawyer. The usual General Sessions Court judge is Lee Bussart Bowles, Walter Bussart's daughter.
Lewisburg Police Detective Scott Braden read Colvett's statement. The victim's daughters were in the courtroom, but left during the reading, visibly upset, according to an officer of the court. The statement has been described as against Colvett's interest. The court officer saw it as a confession that described the crime.
"I did what I did to get y'all's attention," stated Colvett, who told Braden he had bi-polar disorder and took lithium.
"From the time you started, he was the prime suspect?" asked Bussart.
"Yes," answered Braden.
The knife Colvett allegedly used is still at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Nashville, but Braden described it as a "very large butcher knife" and said it was nine to 12 inches long, and 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches wide at the handle end.
"Mr. Colvett told me .....for the rest of this interesting story pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune