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UPDATE: Woman says she killed husband because he spit on her

Posted at 1:41 PM, Nov 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 15:16:55-05

UPDATE NOV. 7: A woman accused of stabbing her estranged husband to death told police she did so because he spit in her face.

Shirron Gayles-Zanders says that the victim, identified in an arrest report as Kerriaun Zanders, was in the home they once shared to remove some of his belongings.

The two of them began arguing and the victim reportedly said "This is what I think of you" and spat in the woman's face.

She says that she became infuriate and began stabbing him with a knife that she had armed herself with shortly before.

Gayles-Zanders told police that once she started, she was "committed" to killing her husband.

When asked by police how she felt about what happened, Gayles-Zanders reportedly said that she felt bad but that spitting on a person is absolutely disrespectful and that she just reacted.


50-year-old Shirron Gayles-Zanders was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her husband during a domestic dispute.

Henderson police were dispatched to the couple's residence on the 1100 block of Strada Pecei, near Galleria Drive and Oliva Parkway, around 11:20 a.m. November 4.

The husband asked officers to be there so he could retrieve property from the residence. However, he did not wait for police and entered the home. 

Police say an argument took place and Gayles-Zanders grabbed a knife and stabbed her husband multiple times.

Officers arrived at the scene, discovered the victim, and immediately began life-saving efforts. But the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Gayles-Zanders was arrested without incident at the scene.

The name of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office at a later date.