Man Sentenced for Fatally Stabbing Woman During Sexual Encounter

Anchorage, AK – A 33-year-old Alaskan man, Simon Weyiouanna, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after admitting to the fatal stabbing of a woman in 2018. Weyiouanna confessed to killing 42-year-old Cheri Ingram during sexual intercourse, and later attempting to dispose of her body before his girlfriend returned home.

Weyiouanna pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March, following a plea agreement with the state. The agreement stipulated a 75-year sentence, with 25 years suspended, leaving Weyiouanna to serve a minimum of 50 years. The tragic incident has left a profound impact on both families involved, with Ingram’s relatives expressing their grief and disbelief at the senseless act of violence.

The fatal incident occurred on February 28, 2018, when Weyiouanna picked up Ingram and brought her to his residence. An argument ensued during their encounter, leading to Weyiouanna stabbing Ingram multiple times. He then wrapped her body in a bedsheet and attempted to load it into his vehicle.

A witness, who reported the incident to 911, saw Weyiouanna dragging what appeared to be a human leg from under a pile of sheets outside an apartment building. The witness’s husband and son detained Weyiouanna at gunpoint until the police arrived. Upon their arrival, the police discovered Ingram’s body wrapped in sheets, Weyiouanna’s blood-stained clothes, a cut on his finger, and a bloody knife in his pocket.

During the investigation, Weyiouanna confessed to picking up Ingram from a nearby gas station and bringing her home. He admitted to stabbing her multiple times during their sexual encounter and attempting to dispose of her body before his girlfriend returned home.

Ingram’s death has had a devastating impact on her family. Her son, Mark Lopez, revealed during Weyiouanna’s sentencing that one of his younger brothers had overdosed on heroin in 2021, a tragedy he attributes to the grief caused by their mother’s death.

During his sentencing, Weyiouanna expressed remorse for his actions. Despite the pain and loss, Lopez offered forgiveness to Weyiouanna, praying for mercy on his soul. The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of violence.