41-year-old Levi Kenneth Alexander Stewart says he “lost control” when he strangled his wife until she couldn’t breathe on November 21. Diane Stewart says she and Levi were arguing over intimacy issues and the death of her ex-husband when Levi suddenly pushed her onto the couch when she attempted to stand up. He placed his hands around her neck until she could no longer breathe for a few moments. Moments later, she was able to flee to a neighbor’s home to call police. Bond conditions prevent Levi from using or owning any weapons until trial, except for military duties.
45-year-old Ruth Ann Devito was booked on an outstanding warrant, charging her with harassment. The prosecutor, Lacy Outler, of Southside, says despite being told to not contact her multiple times, Devito has sent over 200 text messages which were annoying and alarming.