Sheriff: Wife in custody for stabbing death of husband

Woman sentenced in husband’s 2015 stabbing death
Irina (Kolenkina) Shevchuk

A 52-year-old DeForest man was stabbed Saturday night by his wife after they got into a fight about money when they were drinking, Dane County sheriff’s investigators said.

Vladimir Yrvech Shevchuk, 52, was found dead at a rural Dane County home and died from edged weapon injuries, according to the Dane County medical examiner.

Deputies responded to 5387 County Road DM in the town of Vienna for reports of a dead person at a residence at 6:49 p.m Saturday. Shortly after deputies arrived, a person of interest was located.

Officials said Irina Shevchuk, 54, is being held on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide for the stabbing death of Vladimir Shevchuk for allegedly stabbing him multiple times.

Dane County officials sent a 911 emergency alert to let citizens in the area know that deputies were searching for a possible homicide suspect because Irina Shevchuk fled the scene, officials said. She was eventually found and taken into custody around 8:30 p.m.

Vladimir Shevchuk was employed as a farm hand on the Blue Star Dairy. He has been in the United States and working since 2002.