Phoenix Man Convicted of Murder After Dropping Dead Wife Off at Police Station Sentenced to Prison

A Phoenix man who brought his dead wife's body to the police station last year was sentenced in a Maricopa County Superior Court this morning.

Dwight Wesley, 58, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last October, and this afternoon Judge Glenn Davis sentenced him to 22 years in prison for murdering his wife.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, when Wesley walked into a police station in downtown Phoenix in April of last year -- covered in blood and carrying a knife -- cops initially thought he was a victim of a crime. They found out the blood on his shirt came from his dead wife, whose body was in his car right outside the police station.

Apparently, Wesley was driving his wife, 46-year-old Delores Glover, to work when they got into an argument.

Glover told Wesley she was filing for divorce, so he stabbed her several times, killing her.

Wesley then drove her body to the police station and turned himself in.

Glover, it turns out, was no saint. She had eight felony convictions since 1985 for crimes including aggravated assault and dangerous drug possession.

Glover served three years of a five-year prison sentence before he was released in 2007

Upon release, Glover threatened Wesley with a knife at the couple's house on Indian School Road. She was arrested and convicted of possession of methamphetamine.

The couple only had been living together for about three months before the slaying.

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James King
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