Kansas City, Missouri | Investigators recovered blood-stained knives and a screwdriver from Tasha Haefs’ home.
A 6-year-old boy was brutally murdered in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday evening, and authorities allege his mother was the killer. The search warrant describes a gruesome scene at the house where child was found dead.
Tasha Haefs, 35, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action, according to a criminal complaint.
Officers responded to Haefs’ home after receiving a call from an unidentified woman inside, saying that “the devil was trying to attack her,” reports WDAF-TV.
Officers were sent to the house about 11:45 p.m Tuesday in the 7300 block of Indiana Avenue on a reported disturbance.
The warrant states the caller sounded like a woman and she told a police call taker the devil was trying to attack her.
As police approached the home, police noticed blood and hair on the front steps and front door, it is alleged in the search warrant.
“Officers were able to determine the residence was occupied by a female,” reads the complaint. “However, she refused to answer the door.”
The warrant states that investigators quickly learned several children live in the home and that neighbors had not seen them for a few days.
Officers could hear a woman singing inside the house and she began to sing louder as officers knocked on the door, according to the warrant.
“Officers while attempting to make contact with the female occupant observed what appeared to be the severed head of a deceased person near the threshold of the residence,” it is alleged in the complaint. “Officers fearing for the safety of any children remaining inside the residence forced entry under exigent circumstances and took the female occupant into custody without incident.”
Once inside, detectives found the child deceased. He was identified Thursday as 6-year-old Karvel Stevens.
A deceased dog was also located inside the home.
“The female suspect had apparent blood on her person and two knives with apparent blood on them were observed in plain view throughout the residence,” reads the complaint. A blood-stained screwdriver was also recovered from the scene.
While speaking to police, “Haefs admitted to killing the victim in the bathtub and decapitating the victim,” reads the warrant.
Haefs remains in police custody.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Tasha Haefs, 35, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her son, Karvel Stevens.
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