A murder investigation is underway after police say a man killed his wife inside their apartment.
It happened early Wednesday morning at the Westwood Luxury Apartments in Lancaster.
Police responded to the scene after receiving several complaints just after 8:00 Wednesday morning about a naked man, sitting outside the apartments. When they showed up to investigate, they found the woman dead.
Police say the couple got into a fight before the woman was stabbed to death. Family members have identified her as Courtney Walton Creech.
Police say the suspect is her husband, Luther Creech, 40. Family members say he had just been released from Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, where he had undergone treatment for a mental condition.
Luther Creech has been charged with murder. He was taken to Fort Logan Hospital, then transferred to UK Medical Center in Lexington, where he will be treated for a broken foot.
Upon his release from the hospital he will be lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.