Michigan man, 23, took selfies and wrote Bible verse on wall after fatally stabbing 65-yr-old man 51 times

Caleb Anderson found Patrick Ernst on Grindr and stabbed him in the neck, face, stomach and upper extremities before leaving a handwritten apology

Michigan man, 23, took selfies and wrote Bible verse on wall after fatally stabbing 65-yr-old man 51 times
Caleb Anderson was charged for fatally stabbing 65-year-old Patrick Ernst in his apartment on Green Bay's west side (Escambia County Sheriff's Office)
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN: Caleb Anderson, 23, of Caspian, Michigan, was charged on Thursday, November 17, for fatally stabbing 65-year-old Patrick Ernst in August. Authorities say Anderson then stole's Ernst's car, assaulted a woman who was jogging in the Upper Peninsula and killed another man in Alabama, for which he pleaded not guilty, according to Law&Crime.

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Court documents show that Anderson found Ernst through Grindr. Anderson said he did not intend to have sex with the victim, but thought it would be a quick way to find someone to kill. "He added ever since he was fourteen or fifteen, ‘…I always just wanted to kill somebody,'" he reportedly told police in an interview, according to the document. Anderson allegedly took "selfie" videos and photos with the victim's body, wrote a Bible verse on the victim's wall and left a handwritten apology, according to prosecutors. 

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The Green Bay Police Department reports that Ernst was discovered dead on August 2 following a call for a welfare check. People started worrying after Ernst did not show up to work, where he was employed for more than 20 years. When police entered the victim's apartment, they discovered blood in the bathroom and splattered on the bedroom's walls. According to records, Ernst was found "completely naked" and dead on the bed underneath a pile of clothes. As per the complaint, after the gruesome act, Anderson sat down and watched wrestling on the living room TV and he also stole some of the victim’s wresting and 'Rocky' DVDs. 

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"A cross was reported to be on top of the pile of clothing above him," the complaint said. Authorities said they also found a note. "I am so sorry he didn’t deserve this," the note reportedly read. Investigators noted that the victim had "stab scars" and "slash style marks" on his "stomach, arms, face, and neck."

Ernst was stabbed at least 51 times and there was a Bible passage written in permanent marker on the wall above the bed. "'Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.' Under this passage was a scribble mark with an x through it. I could make out the crossed-out object as being a number 7. Next to this scribble was the date "8-1-22" as if the suspect had started to write the wrong date. Next to the passage to the right was the letters RIP which stand for Rest in Peace," the complaint said.

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The Helena Police Department in Alabama and US Marshals arrested Anderson for the "subsequent" alleged capital murder of 52-year-old Dwight Dixon on August 3, Wisconsin investigators said. In the south, Anderson allegedly waived his Miranda rights during a recorded interview and admitted to both the killings and the alleged attempted kidnapping, as per Law & Crime. Anderson also admitted that he thought about killing Ernst with his "bare hands" but used a knife instead.

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