Pearl Moen was 17 when she stabbed her victim in Austin, Texas in 2015. After the attempted murder, Moen wrote about the crime excitedly in her diary.
“I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today … it was absolutely fantastic,” Moen wrote, according to prosecutors. “Murder gives me a high unlike any other, it feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline and shock.”
“How do I even go about describing it. The whole thing was unreal,” she wrote, prosecutors said. “I’m so proud of myself.”
The nurse actually did survive, however, apparently using her medical training to save herself. She told Moen during the trial that she was glad that she was stabbed “rather than a child, an elderly person or someone who could not defend themselves.”
Months after the crime, Moen was turned in by her own mother, who noticed that her daughter matched the description of the victim’s attacker in a police sketch.
[Image: Austin Police Department]
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