LITTLE AXE, Okla. – After being arrested for arson, authorities say an Oklahoma husband admitted to killing his wife and setting their home on fire.
Last week, firefighters were called to a Little Axe home.
While they were waiting on official confirmation, neighbors say the body inside was that of 38-year-old Brandi Fish.
A short time later, authorities arrested Brandi’s husband, 31-year-old Cody Wayne Fish, on one count of arson.
On Nov. 25, the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Brandi Fish died of blunt force trauma and her death was ruled a homicide.
Later that day, Cody Fish confessed to detectives that he and Brandi got into a fight and he punched her.
“Fish told detectives that he struck Brandi with a wrench and subsequently stabbed her multiple times with a screwdriver,” a news release from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office states.
At that point, Fish allegedly told investigators that he panicked and placed blankets over a heater to start a fire.
Fish is being held on complaints of first-degree murder, first-degree arson and protection order violation.