A man from the state of Washington has been charged with premeditated murder. Timothy Paul Hernandez, 32 years old, decapitated his girlfriend in front of their three-year-old daughter because she did not “repent.” Hernandez and his girlfriend were living together in his parents house. They called police after finding her decapitated body when they returned from church, about 12:45 p.m. Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held on $1 million bail. According to the reports, Hernandez and his girlfriend had verbal fight the night before.
The parents told investigators how Hernandez and his girlfriend were verbally arguing before going to bed that Saturday night. They left for church sometime between 9:30 and 10 a.m. When they returned home they found the woman dead…
“Timothy advised that he had spoken with God, who told him to strike down his girlfriend … because she did not repent,” a detective wrote in charging documents. “Timothy stated that he struck her down, and caused for her head to be removed from her body.”
The investigator said Hernandez quoted two Bible verses to them, including a passage from the Book of Revelation. “Each of the verses that were quoted had passages in them that spoke about women who did not follow God’s word, so God struck them down.”
Hernandez was charged with premeditated murder because he used the time when his parents were (ironically) in the church and he also used the Bible to justify his crime.
Hernandez told investigators he was not crazy, and stated that a crazy person would not tell the truth, investigators said.
Detectives found a large butcher knife in the sink and bloody clothing. They used a chemical to illuminate bloody footprints around the body that led into the kitchen to the sink where the knife was located. The victim had multiple stab wounds.
Charging documents also give disturbing details about the 3-year-old observing the crime scene.
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