An elderly woman who was staying at a Washington senior’s home has admitted to torturing and murdering her retired cook and percussionist boyfriend over two days with a metal baseball bat and leaving him naked in a closet with his hands tied for supposedly cheating on her during Valentine’s Day.
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- SENIOR CITIZEN MURDERER CLAIMS TO HAVE SMOKED ‘LOVE BOAT’ DRUG BEFORE SHE TORTURED BOYFRIEND TO DEATH
- POLICE FOUND 63-YEAR OLD BOYFRIEND NAKED IN CUPBOARD IN FOETAL POSITION WITH HANDS TIED
- WITNESS REPORTS SEEING TORTURE OVER TWO DAYS AND VICTIM BEING CALLED A ‘DEMON’
- FAMILY OF VICTIM CLAIM MURDERER MAY HAVE BEEN MOTIVATED BY MONEY
Thomasine Bennett, 67, has been charged with the first-degree murder of her new 63-year-old partner, Walter Mack Clark, which she claims was sparked after she smoked a street drug and argued with Mr Clark over his apparent ‘cheating’ ways on Valentine’s Day.
According to her police confession, Ms Bennett claims the argument started after she was forced to smoke a street drug by Mr Clark which she named as a substance called ‘Love Boat’.
Some sources suggest that the drug refers to “marijuana laced with PCP or formaldehyde”.
Police found Mr Clark barely breathing in a closet just after midday on Friday, February 17 in his South East Washington apartment at Knox Hill, a complex for seniors, after receiving reports of a possible domestic disturbance.
Mr Clark died from his massive injuries soon after in hospital.
Ms Bennett had showed police officers where Mr Clark’s body was upon their arrival. The closet had been barricaded with a board while the former cook and percussionist was naked in the foetal position and his hands tied.
She told police that she had attacked and tortured Mr Clark over two days after getting “tired of loving him” and him apparently seeing other women.
A witness has also backed parts of Ms Bennett’s confession, with NBC reporting the witness saw the elderly killer beat Mr Clark over two days before his body was found.
The witness, who did not alert or call police, claims Ms Bennett threatened them at gunpoint and was also hit on the head before escaping, according to court documents.
Mr Clark’s family, who do not believe Ms Bennett was their relative’s partner, have said they had only recently warned Ms Bennett to stay away from the diabetic pensioner.
They also believe Mr Clark was likely killed over money. He had recently received a $5,200 insurance settlement.
Police are still investigating possible motives for the murder.
Mr Clark’s health aide has told relatives that she last saw him with an older woman who had been visiting him regularly for lunch after seeming to taking a liking to the former musician in recent months.
It was initially reported by police to media that Ms Bennett was 76-years-old.
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