We’ve seen some insane local news footage over the years, but this might be the most crazy: a spontaneous confession to attempted first-degree murder from a paranoid cult-killer who thinks her mom is the Antichrist. On February 18, 2014, a 61-year-old woman in Knoxville, TN, was “reportedly stabbed in the neck, chest, and belly,” according to WQAD. Hours after being found, the victim’s daughter, 31-year-old Katie Nichols, approached the local news team doing a report about the stabbing, and told them her version of what happened.
“The satanic cult in this city has been casting satanic spells on me for three, four days. I’m exhausted. I came home and found out my mom was the ringleader and was trying to kill my daughter,” Nichols said.
Nichols claimed there were spells and satanic symbols, disguised as knick-knacks, all over her mother’s home. She said she stabbed her mother three times, “and she should have died,” but the woman was still breathing when Nichols took her own young daughter and left after the stabbing.
Nichols said she took her daughter to a rural location to wait for a sign that it was safe to come back. She said she had not slept in four days because “They were trying to kill me with curses and if I had slept, I might have died…All of the satanic cult has been rounded up and killed now.” (Via)
Police were pleasantly surprised when Nichols began singing, “Cult killer, better you than me” while being arrested. They’re tired of being told all the reasons why they should die, y’know.