Cops: Man admits killing girlfriend after she rejected his marriage proposal

Wendy Sabatini in a family photo and Jason Eaton pictured in a mugshot

Sabatini family/ Greensburg police

GREENSBURG, Ind. – A Greensburg man is facing a murder charge after allegedly admitting to killing his girlfriend after she declined his marriage proposal, reports CBS affiliate WTTV.

According to court documents, Jason Eaton, 43, walked into the Greensburg Police Department on Tuesday with a woman and asked to talk to an officer. He told the officer that he had killed his girlfriend, later identified as Wendy Sabatini.

Officers were sent to their home and Sabatini’s son, who reportedly thought his mother was at work, let them in. He had just arrived home from a school-related internship.

The station reports that Sabatini’s body was found in a bedroom. Police said she died of an apparent gunshot wound to her head. A firearm was found in the bedroom and seized by officers.

Eaton was detained at the police station. He spoke with officers and said he approached her in the bedroom with an engagement ring to ask her to marry him.

She declined before he was able to ask.

Eaton allegedly said he then retrieved the gun from a nightstand and shot her in the head from behind. He eventually left the home and went to the home of the woman who he went to the police department with. He allegedly told her he “messed up” and said he thought he killed Sabatini.

In addition to the murder charge, Eaton faces a firearm sentencing enhancement.