Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wisconsin: Nigerian Man Stabbed Wheelchair-Bound Woman 116 Times
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (WISN) – A Nigerian national stabbed a 62-year-old wheelchair-bound woman more than 100 times, leaving her partially disemboweled, court documents obtained by WISN 12 NEWS show.
Kehinde Afolayan, 31, was charged Tuesday with 1 count of 1st-degree intentional homicide in connection with the Friday attack. If convicted of the felony charge, he faces up to life in prison.
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.
Officers arrested Afolayan at the apartment after finding him holding a blood-covered undershirt. Investigators said they found 3 bloody knives in and near the building, 1 that was missing the blade.
Afolayan’s Federal Republic of Nigeria identification card was found in the living room, a search warrant said.
Police said they were unable to interview Afolayan because he wasn't communicative, not even providing his name. He was, however, uttering statements such as, "Jesus forgives me."
Lynch’s son, who also lived in the apartment, told officers that Afolayan had been living with them since October. The son wasn't home during the attack, the complaint said.
A medical examiner said Lynch received 116 stabs wounds, most that were to the chest and abdomen.
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