62-year-old wheelchair-bound woman stabbed more than 100 times,suspect says 'Jesus forgives me’.

7 month ago

A 62-year-old wheelchair-bound woman was stabbed more than 100 times by a Nigerian national.

Kehinde Afolayan, 31, faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon.

Afolayan reportedly was staying in an apartment with the victim, Deborah Lynch who was found stabbed.

The charging document says a witness peered through a window of the apartment on Clarke Avenue after being alerted by his sister to a commotion inside and saw Afolayan stab Deborah Lynch as she sat in her wheelchair.

Responding officers found Lynch sitting motionless in her wheelchair, breathing but unresponsive. A Flight for Life helicopter was called but Lynch passed away before being loaded onto the aircraft, the complaint said.

Police were unable to interview Afolayan as he was not communicative, not even providing his name, the complaint stated.

He did say “Jesus forgives me.”

According to the complaint:

Police searched the apartment complex and found a bloody knife on the kitchen floor that was bent. A bloody knife handle was also located with the blade missing. Another bloody knife was found in the driveway of the home next door.

The victim's son, who lived with the victim, identified Afolayan as "someone who had been living in the apartment since October." He said early that morning, he woke up to someone yelling in the apartment. The son wasn't present at the apartment until later that morning, after the stabbing.

The criminal complaint did not explain a motive.