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Texas Man Allegedly Beheaded Wife and Put Her Head in Freezer in Battle of ‘Good and Evil’

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A 23-year-old Texas man who police claim confessed to decapitating his 21-year-old wife and placing her head into their freezer allegedly described the killing as “a battle between good and evil” as he was being interrogated, PEOPLE confirms.

On Wednesday, a grand jury returned an indictment against 23-year-old Davie Dauzat, who allegedly stabbed Natasha Dauzat to death in August while their young children were in a separate room of their Bellmead, Texas, home.

The indictment charges Davie with a single count: murder for his wife’s Aug. 25 death.

He remains in police custody on $500,000 bond.

According to the indictment, police received a call the morning of Aug. 25 from Davie’s brother, who told investigators he was worried about Davie after speaking with him on the phone. The brother told police Davie made “weird statements” during the call and asked “funny questions.”

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He told police he wasn’t sure if his brother’s statements were drug-induced or serious.

Police were dispatched to the Dauzat home, but Davie refused to come out, the indictment alleges. Over time, officers were able to talk him into surrendering. Once inside the home, they found the couple’s children unharmed but drenched in their mother’s blood.

The medical examiner ruled Natasha’s cause of death due to “sharp-force injuries, including decapitation,” according to the indictment.

Davie allegedly admitted to police that killing his wife was wrong but later defended the move, arguing the slaying “was a battle between good and evil,” according to the indictment.

Davie allegedly told investigators he’d used drugs prior to the slaying, but the indictment doesn’t list any substances other than marijuana, which he had smoked with his wife earlier that day.

Joseph Marcee, Davie’s attorney, did not return calls seeking comment. It is unclear if Davie has entered a plea.