The suspect and victim from the stabbing that occurred in Whitefish last evening are identified as : suspect AnnMari Newton age 39 and victim, her husband, Chad Newton age 37. The investigation is on-going.

Chad is currently in the intensive care unit at Kalispell Regional Hospital and AnnMari is being held pending charges in the Flathead County Detention Center.

The investigation has revealed that the couple was involved in a verbal disagreement and during that time AnnMari allegedly stabbed her husband in the left side of the chest.  The couple have two minor children who were in the residence at the time.

They were not injured and have been placed in the custody of a family friend by Child Protective Services.

This release was sent out by the Whitefish Police Department.