A man from Chicago allegedly crushed his own father’s skull and mutilated his body before posing for bloody selfies and posting them online. On Saturday, Carlton Edmondson, 26, was arrested at his father's home for the murder of 61-year-old Carl Edmondson, according to Fox News.
Police were called when a family member spotted Carlton inside his father’s house, a place Carlton was banned from. On November 20, the son was court ordered to steer clear of his dad.
Police arrived at Carl’s home on Saturday. When they asked Carlton where his dad was, he claimed he was at a hospital, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Julia Ramirez. Police then found the slain father’s body in the basement of the house, at the foot of a flight of stairs. According to The Chicago Tribune, Carl’s skull had been crushed, and brain matter was all over the walls and floor near his body. Police also discovered that the man’s penis was cut off.
After allegedly murdering his father, Carlton posted selfies on Facebook. In one, he is wearing a jacket that appears to be bloody. The caption references the blood as Carlton makes a joke that he’s on his period. He hashtagged the photograph #silenceofthelambs.
In another Facebook post, he wrote, “EyE sIlEnCed thE LahmeDs” referencing the fictional movie about an FBI cadet tracking down a serial killer.
On Tuesday, Carlton was rowdy during his bond hearing.
“Not guilty!” he yelled, according to the Chicago Sun Times. “It wasn’t me. It wasn’t his jacket.”
When a prosecutor read off Carlton’s charges, Carlton verbally responded to the order of protection violation.
“The order of protection is gone,” Carlton said while reportedly smiling. “He is no longer living.”
Carlton is being held without bond.
[Photo: Chicago Police Department]
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxgen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.