A Las Vegas woman who admitted to stabbing her husband to death in front of their three young kids (ages 8 to 11) had a unique spin on a not-so-new excuse: The devil made her do it, but God designed the devil that way, so it’s ultimately His fault.
Police responded to a call Saturday morning and found 40-year-old Octavia Carter in a hotel room with a bloody hand covered with a towel. Her kids had alerted hotel management about the situation. Carter led the cops to a second bedroom where they found the body of 50-year-old Johnny Franklin.
The arrest report says Carter stated she “killed him” because “he gave my son AIDS. That’s why I stabbed him.”
The report also says Carter stated: “I am the devil. God made me this way.”
If she isn’t, then let’s hope authorities discover are able to hold her accountable for the heinous crime.
While the Bible includes a famous story of God urging murder, there’s no reason to think that’s happening today. It shouldn’t be considered a legitimate excuse.
(Screenshot via Fox8Live. Thanks to Kealoha for the link)