Sheaen Smith told police he was a 'werewolf'
Sheaen Smith, 29, was charged with second-degree murder after the body of his mother Aurora Buol-Smith was found at her home in Bellingham, Washington.
The 57-year-old was found with defence wounds on her fingers and forearms, and a knife was found at the scene.
Smith reportedly told police: "I stabbed her."
The defendant admitted to police that he's been using a lot of meth recently
Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Eric Richey
Emergency services responded to the distressing call made by Smith, in which he admitted killing his mother.
During the call, he made a number of “delusional” claims, which included declaring he was a werewolf and his mother a vampire.
Officers said he repeated these when officers found him in the bedroom of his mother’s home.
Aurora Buol-Smith was found dead at her home
Bellingham Police Lieutenant Danette Beckley added that Smith had recently been hospitalised for drug-induced psychosis, and had been released just days before the killing.
The department tweeted that, based on statements made by the son to officers, there may have been a “sexual motivation” for the killing.
However, police are still awaiting post-mortem results for any signs of a sexual assault.
Sheaen Smith appeared in court on Monday charged with second-degree murder
Smith appeared at Whatcom Superior Court on Monday.
At the hearing, Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Eric Richey said: “The defendant admitted to police that he's been using a lot of meth recently, which is the reason for the voices in his head.”
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