Kris Askew

Hatchet-wielding suspect admits to hacking two victims to death, leaving their bodies in car parked on public street

A Texas man has reportedly admitted to slashing two people to death and abandoning their bodies in a car belonging to one of the victims.

According to the Dallas Morning NewsKris Askew, 46, has been charged with capital murder for the deaths of Randall Lynn and Judy Askew. The pair was reportedly found in Judy’s car Sunday by a female resident who spotted the car parked in the 2800 block of Frost Avenue in Dallas a day before discovering the bodies.

Kris reportedly told police that he carried out the murders on Wednesday in a fit of anger at Randall Lynn. He explained that Judy lived for two to three days before succumbing to her injuries, according to WBAP. The nature of the argument which preceded the slayings remains unclear, as it the precise nature of the relationship between the suspect and the victims, though the report indicates that Kris Askew and Judy Askew lived together.

Officers who responded to Judy’s home reportedly discovered a cut on Kris Askew’s left hand in addition to blood in an upstairs bedroom and on the blinds.

According to KTVT, the suspect explained that, after hacking the victims to death, he loaded the bodies into a vehicle, parked it on a public street, and walked home

Authorities have not said where the alleged murders are believed to have taken place. Kris Askew is reportedly being held at the Dallas County jail.

 

[Featured image: Kris Askew/Dallas County Sheriff’s Department]