A 31years old American man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his 28 years old pregnant wife.


The man Beau Rothwell was from Missouri and sentenced to life imprisonment without options of patrol for killing his wife Jennifer Rothwell of four years even when she was pregnant.

Jennifer had searched on her phone “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant” before she went missing in 2019.

Her body was found badly beaten a week after she was reported missing by Beau Rothwell.

Jennifer was six weeks pregnant at the time of her murder.

At the trial he admitted that he killed her but didn’t plan the murder of his wife, rather it happened from a heated argument that ensued between them when she found out about his affair, in hopes of getting a lesser manslaughter charge.


He testified he hit his 28-year-old wife with a mallet in November 2019. He confessed to striking the back of her head with a mallet, which sent her stumbling towards their home’s garage. He said he followed her and continued to attack her, ultimately killing her.

Rothwell then attempted to cover up the murder. He bought cleaning supplies and attempted to bleach his dead wife’s blood from the house. He drove her car to an intersection and abandoned it there, and tossed a blood-stained tarp and the cleaning supplies away together in a nearby dumpster.

Rothwell said he went into “panic mode” in the aftermath of the murder.

He dumped her naked body in the woods off Highway 61, then reported her missing, sent concerned texts to her cellphone, and took part in a search party.

Prosecutors argued the husband was a careful planner, showing texts between him and another woman in the months leading up to the murder and a list of pros and cons he compiled on whether he should leave his wife.

He was also seen on camera buying cleaning products a day before Jennifer Rothwell went missing, police previously said.

Rothwell was charged with first degree murder without an option of parol and was also charged with other crimes around April.

“We issued this case of murder first and as was stated in sentencing today, we never made any other offers. That was not an option. We felt that this individual needed to be held accountable for his actions and that’s what we were intent on doing,” said St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, according to the television station.

Beau Rothwell apologized to his late wife’s family during his sentencing hearing.

He said: “To Jennifer’s family, words cannot describe how sorry I am. This should have never happened.”

In the world we live today, so many evils are going on. We just need to be vigilant and careful in all our efforts and activities.