Utah woman is arrested after ‘falsely reporting that her husband had KILLED her following an argument over him texting another woman’
- Rebbecca Spring Nielson was arrested on Tuesday after claiming that her husband had killed her
- She allegedly sent texts messages from his phone in which she pretended that he had shot her dead
- The texts were sent after Spring Nielson and her spouse became embroiled in a fight when she allegedly found out that he was texting with another woman
- She is now facing charges over the incident, and is being held in a county jail on a $6950 bond
Rebbecca Spring Nielson was taken into custody on Tuesday and is now facing charges of criminal mischief and making a false police report involving death
A Utah woman has been arrested for pretending that her own husband had killed her.
Rebbecca Spring Nielson was taken into custody on Tuesday and is now facing charges of criminal mischief and making a false police report involving death.
Police say the 44-year-old Bluffdale resident became embroiled in a fight with her husband in the early hours of Tuesday morning after learning that he was texting another woman.
She then allegedly took her spouse’s cell phone and sent messages to the woman pretending to be her husband.
She purportedly wrote: ‘I have shot my wife and don’t know what to do’.
The woman replied and asked whether the text message was serious, to which Spring Nielson responded that it ‘wasn’t a joke’.
According to the police report, published in Gephardt Daily, ‘the woman continued to receive text messages informing her that the wife was dead and not breathing’.
She then asked whether she should call an ambulance to couple’s Bluffdale home, to which a text came through saying: ‘Yes’.
The woman called 911, and police promptly arrived at Spring Nielson’s residence, demanding that the husband come outside.
Bluffdale police raced the Spring Nielson’s residence believing she had been shot – but were left shocked when she walked out of the home unharmed
They were left shocked when Spring Nielson herself walked out of the home, KSL.com reports.
Spring Nielson allegedly admitted to police that she was the one who had sent the messages from the cell phone.
She said she did so because she believed her husband cheating on her with the other woman.
The police report states: ‘Spring Nielson claimed she wanted to see how the woman would respond, and wanted to see if the woman would be [willing to] … cover up the crime’ .
Meanwhile, Spring Nielson is also accused of smashing her husband’s laptop computer during their row. .
She is currently being held in Salt Lake County Jail on a $6950 bond.
Spring Nielson and her husband have only been married for 10 months.