Police: Teen who fatally stabbed Leah Adams was possibly on drugs that ‘made him go crazy’

The father of a Virginia teen who was stabbed to death last week believed the suspect was under the influence of drugs at the time of the slaying.

Leah Marie Adams, 19, was fatally stabbed in the chest at 8:30 pm Saturday. According to WRC-TV, authorities claimed the girl’s 17-year-old’s boyfriend is the prime suspect. A statement obtained by The Winchester Star reported that police responded to a hit and run and discovered the gravely injured 19-year-old. Though medics attempted to save the teen’s life, she later died at a hospital.

Police were also called to an attempted burglary a block away and discovered the 17-year-old with minor injuries.

“Further investigation revealed that Ms. Adams sustained life-ending injuries that were not consistent with trauma sustained as the result of a vehicle crash or hit and run,” the press release detailed.

Witnesses told WTTG that they heard screaming on the night in question. They also claimed the suspect ran over a mailbox while fleeing the scene.

“My wife came out here and said she was two driveways down lying on her side because she was bleeding from the neck area.”

Friends said Adams was stuck in a violent relationship. The pair were supposedly dating for a few months before her murder.

“She was just trying to break up with him—that was it—and it led to another thing,” one of her friends commented. “That is all that she was trying to do, just break up with the guy, and now she lost her life.”

Adams’ father, Robert Adams got word that her daughter’s boyfriend was acting strangely. He believed the teen tried to take his daughter’s car when a struggle ensued.

“It’s possible he was on some type of drug that made him go crazy,” Robert told WRC-TV. “They got along very well, so we were shocked to hear everything that happened.”

Despite this, Robert said his faith has him torn between anger for the teen and sympathy for his family. The father explained that Leah, who was a bank teller, just moved into her own apartment and “had big plans for herself.”

The unidentified boy was charged with second-degree murder. He is held without bond and is due back in court in early April.

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