Beloved Minnesota mom-of-5 stabbed to death by husband during Bible study: 'She was a beacon of hope'

one year ago

St. Paul news, Minnesota news.

A Minnesota mother-of-five who overcame addiction and depression to become a “beacon of hope” in her community was stabbed to death by her husband while studying the Bible.

Corinna Woodhul, 41, and her husband Robert Castillo were among other attendees of the weekly Bible study Tuesday when the man whispered something to his wife then pulled out a knife and stabbed her, witnessed said.

Woodhul and Castillo had marital issues, the witnesses added, but they seemed calm at Tuesday's gathering.

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  • “It hurts to sit here and talk about her not being here,” said Phil Tyler, the founder of Against All Odds Ministries, a local group helping recovering addicts.

    “It's powerful. It takes courage to get out of our comfort zone sometimes, and I always tell people your story can change people's life.”

    “And Corinna treated people with love and encouragement and was a beacon of hope for people.”