Iowa County Man Says ‘Evil Voices’ Told Him to Kill His Mother, Crime Dog
An Iowa County man who allegedly told investigators he killed his mother and dog because he “heard evil voices” has been charged with manslaughter.
Sean Pickett, 21, told police that about a day before the murders over two weeks ago, he “woke up with evil inside”, according to a criminal complaint filed on Monday. in Iowa County Circuit Court.
“I was hearing evil voices,” Pickett told an investigator. âThe evil in my head said that I had to kill my mother and Chico to go to peace. In order to find rest. “
Pickett said he “passed out” and believed he was “possessed”, but believed he killed his mother, Susan Pickett, and her pet, Chico, with a metal bar and a knife, according to the complaint.
Sean Pickett has been charged with intentional first degree homicide and animal abuse for the murders, which took place May 9-10 in the village of Avoca. Pickett is in the Iowa County Jail on $ 100,000 bond.
According to the complaint:
Pickett called 911 just before 4:40 p.m. on May 10, saying his mother and dog were dead at their home.
When Avoca Police Chief Dan Carey arrived at the residence at 206 William Street, Pickett did not answer the door initially, but came out after Carey began a search outside of the House.