Around this nation of ours, violence is on the rise. This is an unfortunate truth of the state of the world at large, with pandemic-driven stress and economic trouble mounting, and a very real fear that this existence isn’t exactly what we thought it was going to be.
In politics, Americans are witnessing upheaval at an unprecedented level. On race relations, even the most well-meaning protests often devolve into violence. Homicides are up 30% this year alone in America.
In other words: Things are getting a little crazy out there.
In Texas this week, they’re getting a lot crazier still.
A man has confessed to killing three people whose dismembered bodies were found in a burning dumpster in Texas, as well as his roommate and girlfriend, saying he felt compelled to sacrifice them, authorities said Tuesday.Trending:
Jason Thornburg, 41, was arrested Monday on a capital murder charge in the deaths of the three people whose bodies were found in the dumpster in Fort Worth on Sept. 22, police said.
The murders were gruesome.
Thornburg, who had been staying in a motel in the Fort Worth suburb of Euless since late July, told officers that about five days before the bodies were discovered, Lueras had showed up at his motel room, the arrest warrant said. Thornburg told officers he cut Lueras’ throat and then cut him into pieces in the bathtub, the arrest warrant said.
According to the arrest warrant, about two days later he slit the throat of a woman who showed up at his motel room and two days after that, killed another woman who had come to the motel. He said he tried to stab the second woman but ended up strangling her.
Thornburg believed that he was being made to commit these killings by some unseen, religious force.
During an interview, Thornburg told officers that he had in-depth knowledge of the Bible and believed he was being called to “commit sacrifices,” according to the arrest warrant.
And that’s not all.
Thornburg was a person of interest in a slaying earlier this year, and has also admitted to killing his then-girlfriend in Arizona some time ago.