According to reports, an Indiana resident accused of murdering his wife reportedly won the local GOP primary from jail. 

Andrew Wilhoite was among three candidates who won the local GOP primary for the Clinton Township Board. Wilhoite was able to secure 60 out of 276 votes this past Tuesday. 

Wilhoite reportedly advanced in the election while incarcerated in Boone County Jail without bond. Earlier this year, the man was put in jail after allegedly killing his sick wife, Elizabeth Wilhoite. Andrew Wilhoite said he was arguing with his wife in March 2022 outside of their home. The argument progressed into him striking the woman in the head with a flowerpot, resulting in her falling to the ground. He took the woman’s body, drove it to a creek, and dumped it. According to reports, the woman’s body was found in the creek on March 26. 

The trial for Wilhoite is set to start in August 2022, almost two months before the general election. If found guilty of felony murder, the man will be taken off the ballot.