Independence woman charged with murder

An Independence woman is facing a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of her ex-husband.

32-year-old Hillary Hunziker is in the Buchanan County Jail.

The County Sheriff said the murder happened around 4:30 a.m. Monday just northwest of Independence.

Their son called the county communications center and said "my mom just stabbed my dad." 

A second call came in a short time later from Jason Hunziker who said, "my wife just stabbed me and took my child."

When deputies arrived, they found Hunziker dead in a bedroom. 

They later found the mother with the child and her vehicle a short time later in Robins. 

An autopsy on her ex-husband is scheduled.

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