Sheriff: Louisiana man attacked relative to kill “demon”

Louisiana News

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana man charged with attempted murder told investigators he was trying to kill “a demon” when he used a knife to repeatedly slash a relative.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies responding to a call found 19-year-old Patrick T. Amos covered in blood and he told them he had just killed a family member.

A news release says the victim had multiple lacerations from a knife but was alive and taken to a hospital Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office says Amos later told detectives he and been using methamphetamine and was being “tormented by a demon that was inside the family member” he had tried to kill.

It was not immediately known if Amos had an attorney.

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