Nicole Elbert | WGLT

Nicole Elbert

Bloomington Police | Missy Pendley

A 50-year-old Bloomington man pleaded not guilty Friday to stabbing his wife to death last week as she was reportedly planning to leave him.

A 30-year-old Bloomington woman was stabbed to death with a butcher knife—allegedly by her husband—earlier this month. She was packing to leave what relatives say was an abusive relationship.

Mother of slain woman holding flowers surrounded by three people holding signs of support
Colleen Reynolds / WGLT

The candles flickered at a vigil at Bloomington's Franklin Park on Thursday night, just blocks from the McLean Street home where 30-year-old Nicole Elbert was killed—allegedly by her husband— as she tried to leave last week. She had planned to go to Neville House, a local domestic violence shelter.

Jae C. Hong / AP

One in three women worldwide will experience a form of physical abuse, violence experts say.

Bloomington Police | Missy Pendley

A Bloomington man was formally charged Wednesday with stabbing his wife to death this week during a fight at their home and abusing his 8-year-old stepson in two separate incidents last year.