Triple murder suspect calls himself a prophet, says he killed people because 'God needs them for the war'

Stanley 'Woo Woo' Mossburg made the claims on Tuesday, October 15, while he was being transported from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida to a local jail


                            Triple murder suspect calls himself a prophet, says he killed people because 'God needs them for the war'

A 35-year-old man accused of going on a killing spree and butchering three people in two states has reportedly called himself a "prophet."

The man, identified as Stanley 'Woo Woo' Mossburg, reportedly said that he committed the murders because God needed the victims "for the war."

The suspected serial killer reportedly made the claims on Tuesday, October 15, while he was being transported from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida to a local jail.

Mossburg has been accused of murdering a man and a woman and taking their elderly housemate hostage in Winter Haven earlier this week, according to the Daily Mail.

The 35-year-old is also suspected of killing a man named Christopher Short in a separate incident in Tennessee earlier in October.

Mossburg was spotted on Tuesday wearing a white Tyvex jumpsuit with blood on his forehead as he was led into a vehicle by the authorities.

The suspect, in a brief exchange with the reporters, was asked why he committed the murders. Mossburg replied: "Y'all will see God, and there's gonna be an angels and demons fight from God."

He also added that he was on "the good side" and that he murdered people for God because "he needs them for the war."

When the suspected serial killer was asked if he had any remorse for what he had done, he shook his head and said: "Not when you're doing it for God." He also denied any suggestions of him being a serial killer by saying with a smile: "I'm a prophet, not a serial killer."

Law enforcement, as of Wednesday morning, has not released the details of the victims, however, family and friends identified the man who was stabbed to death on October 1 in Tennessee as Christopher Short.

The woman, who was killed in Winter Haven, Florida during a home invasion on Sunday was identified as Peggy Morey. Morey was the friend of the third victim Kenneth Bever.

Morey's housemate, identified as Tom Kohl by neighbors, was found tied up and held captive for nearly 14 hours.

Kohl, a 70-year-old cancer survivor, however, managed to escape the next day and called for help, which led to Mossburg's arrest. Kohl reportedly came into the house Sunday night to find Bever dead and Morey tied up before she was eventually killed.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, in a press conference on Tuesday, said that Mossburg told his sole surviving victim, Kohl, that he wanted to be a serial killer and that he "likes killing people."

He allegedly also told Kohl that his housemates, Bever and Morey, were his seventh and eighth victims.

Authorities, so far, have not found any evidence supporting his claims, however, they have confirmed three victims.

Officials said that Mossburg told the surviving victim that he was going to kill at least 11 people.

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