A woman accused of killing a senior citizen with a hammer and box cutter knife allegedly told investigators and a witness to the brutal attack that "God made me do it.”
Roxanne Lararmart, 29, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly using both a ball peen hammer and box cutter knife to kill 69-year-old Sally Haese inside the victim’s home in Buckeye, Arizona, according to court documents obtained by Arizona Central.
Lararmart claimed she "was trying to do the right thing to help” because she thought that killing Haese would stop a child from being molested, according to those documents.
Police arrived at Haese’s home on Monday after receiving a 911 call from a witness in the home to find Haese suffering from critical injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Lararmart allegedly fled the scene on foot, according to a press release by the Buckeye Police Department. Three adults were at the home during the attack and a witness identified Lararmart to police as a suspect. Laramart’s relationship to the victim is not clear but they did reportedly know each other.
According to one of the witnesses, Laramart said she killed Haese because "God made me do it,” Arizona Family reports. She allegedly repeated that explanation to police.
Authorities tracked Lararmart down and arrested her on Tuesday at a trailer park, according to KNXV.
Lararmart has been charged with first-degree murder, burglary and aggravated assault and is due back in court on Feb. 20. She’s being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.
As for the allegations of child abuse, Buckeye Police stated, "We do not have a disclosure from any victims or details of any crimes against children but we will be looking into any allegations made by the suspect,” according to Arizona Family
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