Chris Daughtry’s wife, Michelle Bobbitt, is setting the record straight following a Las Vegas news report claiming the couple were arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of her daughter following her death, as her family of six lives on.
As reported by TMZ, the news that the “American Idol” alum’s wife had been arrested surfaced on Friday. It was also published by cbs11.com that Bobbitt “had six stab wounds and her own blood, prosecutors say.”
But those reports were untrue, and in a statement released to People, Michelle Bobbitt suggested TMZ made up “the most disgusting story.”
“News flash to all of you non Google readers, there is no homicide in my family. Our story just gets better and better,” she said. “Three days ago I came home to my beautiful, wild, mentally violent daughter. She would not have left our family and friends if she had wanted to.”
The family also took to social media on Saturday to address the death, which happened in 2015.
“Chris and I are humbled and honored to be a part of the lives of so many people who are at peace with what happened one year ago today,” Michelle Bobbitt said. “Thank you so much for your support and thoughts. Not only does it give us strength, it gives Chris and me the peace to continue on with our lives.”
As more information emerges about the death of Skylar Bobbitt, speculation about the details of the incident continue to circulate online, while months-old reports of Michelle Bobbitt’ guilty plea have also continued to fuel speculation online.
Those rumors were first reported on by ABC News, which obtained documents from another Las Vegas court this week, showing Michelle Bobbitt pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal mischief in January 2016.
ABC News also reported the Las Vegas murder charge was based on evidence collected a month after Skylar Bobbitt’s death, including DNA.
But Michelle Bobbitt denied those reports as well on Saturday.
“There were NO plea papers submitted,” she said. “At no time was I arrested and charged with murder.”
The couple is working to reopen the case after Michelle Bobbitt explained her father’s dementia made it more difficult for her to identify her daughter’s body, according to PEOPLE.
“We know it will be a long road,” she said. “But together we will move forward with Skylar’s final wishes.”
You can read more in this People report.