According to police, a woman in Alabama was stabbed over 100 times and decapitated by her boyfriend after refusing to have sex with him.
Police say Justin Fields, 38, was blackout drunk celebrating his birthday when he killed 52-year-old Tammy Bailey.
Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon said Bailey’s head and arm were severed when police found her.
Friday night, Fields and Bailey went out to several local bars to celebrate Fields’ birthday before returning to Bailey’s house.
In his bedroom, Fields drank brandy and played guitar after getting home, Moon said. He asked Bailey to have sex and went into her room.
“She refused him,’’ Moon said, “and, according to his statement, it frustrated him, and he stabbed her in the chest.”
According to Fields, he had blacked out and fallen asleep after allegedly stabbing her. When he woke up Saturday morning, he thought he was having a nightmare and stabbed her over 100 times with the eight-inch blade.
“We’re pretty sure she died on the first blow,” said Moon. “She hadn’t moved when he came back the next day.”
In a panic, Fields told his father that he “had done something horrible” and wanted to kill himself. His father called a relative and had her go to the house which was nearby.
After she went to the house, Fields refused to let her in, telling her “what’s inside is terrible and she doesn’t want to see it,” Moon said.
On Friday, around 5:30 p.m., officers arrived at Fields’ home. He told a deputy that he had done something terrible and that all the evidence was in the house.
Due to Fields’ ominous comments, the deputy decided to handcuff him for their safety.
According to Moon, Fields told the deputy, “That’s okay. You’re going to arrest me anyway.”.
Upon receiving backup, two deputies entered the home and discovered the gruesome scene inside.
According to police, Fields has no criminal record and no known history of mental illness. He has been interviewed twice by investigators since he was arrested.
“He confessed everything he did to my investigator to show he was stable enough to know what he was doing,” Moon said. “He was frustrated because he didn’t get what he wanted.”
It has been difficult for the officers who responded to the home to cope with what they saw.
“It was a pretty tough experience for them because they’d never experienced anything like that before,” said the sheriff.
A Blount County jail record shows Fields was taken into custody at the scene on Sunday and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.