Shannon Cox: Kentucky dad amputated his own leg in front of 5-year-old daughter claiming to be Jesus and Satan
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BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY: Shannon Cox, a 48-year-old man amputated his own leg in front of his five-year-old daughter after claiming he was both Jesus Christ and Satan and threatening to twist his wife's head off. He was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Meanwhile, his wife Sandy Cox, 30, who is also charged for first-degree endangering the welfare of a child fled the home fearing for her life but did not take the five-year-old along with her father. According to the affidavit, this incident happened on Tuesday, August 2.
According to DailyMail, the police found a man with a severed leg, and Shannon was "lying in front of the residence naked and missing a portion of his right leg," stated the affidavit. Later, the team also found there were ashes inside the vehicle and the rear passenger window was broken. His wife, Sandy then claimed that on the day of the incident, her husband had been "acting odd all day long, called himself Jesus Christ and Satan warned Sandy she needed to get right with the Lord. "
He then confirmed to the police that he had damaged his leg with a chop saw. When officers entered the home, the police found blood across the wall and floor. His leg was in a place still lying on the saw. Investigators also noted additional dangerous materials at the residence, including a white four-door car with the hood up with a 20-pound propane cylinder laying on top of the battery and an Arkansas driver’s license belonging to Shannon.
Sandy also informed police that he had then become increasingly aggressive and claimed he was Satan. He then went on to threaten to "twist her head off." Shannon also claimed that her husband made plenty of verbal threats during the day. Sandy, however, left their five-year-old daughter in the house in a dangerous situation along with Shannon, When asked the reason for it, she said that she "wasn't worried about her daughter."
Further, Shannon was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. The officers who interviewed the daughter of the duo stated that she was in "some state of shock and would keep trying to steer away from the conversation."
Authorities confirmed the daughter is no longer under the care of her parents and is currently under the care of the Arkansas court system. The married couple were both released after posting their individual $10,000 bonds, and will each appear in court in October.