In a Kansas Cty, Missouri town, a mother beheaded her six-year-old son and a dog, according to police, the woman called 911 to tell authorities she believed the devil was trying to attack her.
Mother decapitates her six-year-old son and a dog, calls 911
“The community now knows some of the terrible details of this 6-year-old’s death,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement.
“It takes our breath away.”
Tasha Haefs allegedly called 911 Tuesday night to tell authorities she believed the devil was trying to attack her, KCTV reported. She denied having a mental illness before hanging up the phone.
Officers arrived at her home and found blood on the front steps and could hear a woman singing. The woman allegedly sang louder when there was a knock on the door.
An officer saw what appeared to be a severed head inside the residence. Authorities broke down the back door and found Haefs with blood on his legs and feet.
They found the body of a 6-year-old boy decapitated near the kitchen. They also found a decapitated dog in the basement and two knives.
“It’s hard to imagine the pain of this child’s family. The child’s classmates. His friends. The neighbors. The first responders who came to the crime scene,” Baker added in his statement.
Haefs told police that the boy was his biological son and admitted that he had killed him. There were no other children in the house.
She was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Prosecutors asked that she be held in jail without bail.