Mother who was stabbed, suffocated and set on fire by meth-addled daughter still says she LOVES HER
Buffi McBride wrote a heartfelt message for her daughter despite the brutal attack
51-year-old Buffi McBride was suffocated, stabbed, and burned by her daughter Alexis VanDusen, 21, on Friday, February 25 as she told her she wanted her to die. The crime happened in the early morning hours at McBride's home located on Melrose Avenue near Lake Street in Kalamazoo Township, Michigan. The accused was visiting her mom.
Police reached the crime spot and McBride was admitted to the hospital immediately after the incident. She has now returned to her home and has been recovering both physically and mentally. “Mentally, it’s going to be a while. It’s a lot to take in and nightmares… just taking it day by day,” McBride informed News 8 on Friday, March 4.
McBride said that, during the assault, she felt like her life flashed in front of her eyes, and claimed VanDusen “wanted her to die.” “I was praying to God to send somebody to help me. I was dying. My energy was gone. I put up a fight. I fought for my life. I had to. I had no choice,” McBride said. “I don’t know how any child could do that, but that wasn’t my daughter.”
Investigators said that VanDusen had consumed meth and was acting insane. The neighbors complained about her as she banged on their doors.
The victim hopes that VanDusen is admitted to a rehab facility where she finds help and recovers from her addiction.
“I wish the police officers took her and found somewhere for her to go, but it wasn’t up to them,” McBride explained. “They also told me I could go down to the courthouse, get papers and get her into a facility. For 72 hours, they would hold her. But… (the time of the attack) was Friday morning.”
Nevertheless, McBride wrote a heartfelt message for her daughter:
“Alexis, I love you. I wish the best for you. And I’m sorry for everything that you had to go through in life,” she said tearfully. “But I’m not crying because of you. I’m crying because you broke my heart.”
McBride's family has started a GoFundMe campaign to cover her medical expenses. The family, who hopes to start a new life following the incident, has so far raised $140 of their $1,500 target.