A Nigerian man was arrested after he stabbed a 62-year-old woman to death 116 times with three knives until the blades broke off inside of her. When he was arrested by police he was carrying a knife and was covered in blood, and he told the officers that “Jesus forgives me” according to a report:
A Nigerian national stabbed a 62-year-old wheelchair-bound woman more than 100 times, leaving her partially disemboweled, court documents obtained by WISN 12 NEWS show.
Kehinde Afolayan, 31, was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the Friday attack. If convicted of the felony charge, he faces up to life in prison.
The charging document says a witness peered through a window of the apartment on Clarke Avenue after being alerted by his sister to a commotion inside and saw Afolayan stab Deborah Lynch as she sat in her wheelchair.
Responding officers found Lynch sitting motionless in her wheelchair, breathing but unresponsive. A Flight for Life helicopter was called but Lynch passed away before being loaded onto the aircraft, the complaint said.
Officers arrested Afolayan at the apartment after finding him holding a blood-covered undershirt. Investigators said they found three bloody knives in and near the building, one of which was missing the blade.
Afolayan’s Federal Republic of Nigeria identification card was found in the living room, a search warrant said.
Police said they were unable to interview Afolayan because he was not communicative, not even providing his name. He was, however, uttering statements such as, “Jesus forgives me.”
Lynch’s son, who also lived in the apartment, told officers that Afolayan had been living with them since October. The son was not home during the attack, the complaint said.
A medical examiner said Lynch received 116 stabs wounds, most of which were to the chest and abdomen.
The church Lynch attends, Oak Creek Assembly of God, issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying in part, “We are shocked and deeply saddened at the tragic loss of Deborah Lynch. She was part of our church family for nearly four decades. Deborah was involved in several areas, including Sunday Morning Groups and Women’s Ministries.” (source, source)