Memphis woman, 30, fatally stabs man as she had to 'feed her demons', dumps his body in vacant house
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: A 30-year-old woman allegedly murdered a man as she had to "feed her demons," before dumping his body in a vacant house. As per WREG-TV, Shapria Williams was arrested and is being held without bond. She is being charged with first-degree murder. Reports also stated that she faces charges from February for property theft and vehicle burglary.
Terry Massey was found dead on September 23 by Memphis Police, who were called to a vacant property on 2900 of Gruber Drive. His death was declared a murder by the medical examiner, the police reports stated. Massey was allegedly stabbed to death in the rear bedroom of the vacant house. Williams, who prefers to go by the name "Shine," allegedly confessed her crime to a witness, even showing him the knife she used to kill Massey. She reportedly admitted to the witness that she killed Massey "to feed her demons."
Similar incidents have been reported in the state of Tennessee in the past year. A 19-year-old man called Ezekiel Kelly with a criminal record, went on a shooting spree that lasted about 22 hours on September 7. He ended up killing four people and injuring three others.
Another case from Tennesse that left people shocked was that of billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher, who was discovered dead on September 29. An autopsy revealed that the mother of two and kindergarten teacher died due to a gunshot wound to the back of the skull and blunt force trauma. Police later nabbed ex-convict Cleotha Abston thanks to a pair of sandals that were discovered at the location of the kidnapping.
According to FBI data, violence-related acts, including robberies, assaults and killings are all much too common in Tennessee. As per their statistics, Tennessee ranks third in the nation in terms of violent crimes. It has the highest violent crime rate of any state in the South with 673 occurrences per 100,000 inhabitants. Based on a recent Politico-Morning Consult survey, 77% Americans think violent crime is a serious problem, 17% think it's a small one, and only 2% don't think it's a problem at all. Similar to this, over 74% Americans believe that violent crime is rising, while only 18% believe that it remains the same.