Former Wheaton College student charged with killing pregnant wife

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MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man was charged with murder after authorities say he stabbed his pregnant wife to death.

Yevgeniy Savenok, 30, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Saturday killing of Lyuba Savenok, 23, who was stabbed to death in the couple’s Eden Prairie, Minn., home.

According to reports, Lyuba Savenok’s younger sister witnessed the attack and called 911. Responding officers found Lyuba Savenok stabbed multiple times and with a kitchen knife stuck in her chest.

Yeveginy Savenok turned himself into St. Paul police hours later.

According to court documents, Yeveginy was scheduled to go to trial for a previous domestic assault next week. Court documents say Lyuba filed an order of protection in Illinois back in 2014. She moved to Eden Prairie in 2015 and allowed her husband to move in. She reported verbal and physical abuse after that.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Yeveginy Savenok graduated from Wheaton College in 2009, where he was on the school’s wrestling team.

Information from CNN and the Chicago Tribune was included in this report.