Vanessa Cons, 27, and Timothy Hernandez, 32, lived together with their 3-year-old daughter at the home of Hernandez’s parents.
On Sunday Hernandez’s parents left to go to church. When they returned a few hours later they were greeted by a horrific site.
Cons was lying dead on the floor with her decapitated head positioned on her back like some kind of macabre art exhibit.
The couple called police to report what they had found while also letting them know their son and his daughter were not at the home.
When police arrived they found that, aside from having her head sawed off, Cons had also suffered multiple stab wounds to her back, neck and to the back of her head.
A butcher knife was found in the sink with a clean blade but with blood and hair on the handle.
Police would locate Hernandez with his daughter at the nearby Cascade Mall, where Hernandez would readily admit that he was responsible for killing Cons.
He told police that God had spoken to him and informed him that he needed to strike Cons down. He quoted a couple of Bible verses relating to God instructing his followers to kill someone if they did not repent and follow the Wurd of Gawd.
According to court documents, Hernandez said he “gave Vanessa a chance to repent, but she did not.”
So, with no other option, he stabbed her, decapitated her, placed her severed head on her back, then went shopping with his daughter. Good ol’ Christian fun… although a bit too Old Testamenty for my tastes.
“God works in mysterious ways and that he has to believe and not question God’s will,” he reportedly told police.
When police talked to Hernandez’s daughter, she told them that she saw her dad cut her mom with scissors. She added that her dad made her say goodbye to her mother and that she did not understand why her eyes were closed and why she had blood on her face.
Hernandez was arrested and charged with premeditated murder and is currently being held on $1 million bail.