A man in Washington State allegedly beheaded his girlfriend in front of their 3-year-old daughter, citing Biblical passages about God “striking” down women who didn’t follow God’s word.
The New York Post reports that Timothy Hernandez, 32, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Vanessa Cons in front of the couple’s young daughter.
He then allegedly told the little girl to ““go say goodbye to mommy.”
Charing documents obtained by KIRO 7 show that the suspect’s parents, who lived with the family, called Mount Vernon police on Sunday afternoon when they returned home from church to find Vanessa’s body. Hernandez and the 3-year-old girl were not home at the time, but police later apprehended him at a shopping mall.
After his arrest, according to the documents, Hernandez reportedly told police that “he had spoken with God, who told him to strike down his girlfriend … because she did not repent,” a detective wrote.
“Timothy stated that he struck her down, and caused for her head to be removed from her body.”
Police also interviewed the little girl, who reportedly said that she “saw Daddy cut Mommy with scissors,” though the weapon used was actually a butcher knife. After Hernandez told her to say goodbye to her mother, the girl “did not know why Mommy had her eyes closed and blood on her face,” she reportedly told investigators.
Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder and is reportedly being held on $1 million bail.
Vanessa’s sister has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral costs.