A West Virginia woman accused of beheading her boyfriend and dumping part of his body in the woods told police after her arrest that they must return her to the scene of the crime and "let me get my heads," authorities said.
Roena Cheryl Mills, of Rural Retreat, has been charged with second-degree murder and appeared in court Monday for a competency hearing. A judge ruled she needs a psychiatric evaluation, according to WVNS-TV in Ghent, West Virginia. She is accused of brutally killing her boyfriend, 29-year-old Bo White, at his home in Lerona.
Mercer County Prosecutor George Sitler said in the court that Mills, 41, "was not very responsive" to officers and "just did not seem to be all there."
On April 1, Mills emerged from a wooded area of Lerona covered in blood and wearing a glove on her left hand, police said. Someone alerted police after spotting her.
Police said Mills initially gave them a false name and said she was covered in blood because she had been thrown through a pane of glass. Soon after, she became combative. She started kicking officers and they arrested her.
After her arrest, Mills allegedly told police from the back of a deputy’s car, "You have to take me back and let me get my heads," according to a statement Sitler provided to Oxygen.
The same day, deputies found the source of the blood after someone called the police to report a possible murder. Police soon discovered White decapitated inside his home. They also found a glove matching the one worn by Mills during her arrest. Police came across another body part in the woods, near White’s home. It’s unclear if that body part is the head.
Police have not found a murder weapon, and a motive for the murder has not been established.
Mills is being held on a $210,000 cash-only bond. Her case is being presented to a grand jury in June, which could result in more severe charges such as first-degree murder, Sitler said.
[Photo: West Virginia Regional Jails]
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