Drug-Fueled Murder Details Include Cooked Heart To Stave Off Devil
June 2, 2010
California (ChattahBox) – In a rather confusing story of drugs, hallucinations and murder, a resident of Crescent City, California is being held as police try to piece together the events that led to a man’s brutal torture and death.
Jarrod Wyatt allegedly drank some mushroom tea with friend Taylor Powell, girlfriend Bilyy Joe Bailey, and new acquaintance Justin Davis.
While high, Wyatt and Powell are believed to have become convinced that the end of the world was coming, and that they would all die in a giant tidal wave.
Davis became uneasy and left, though Wyatt tried to stop him by holding him down and even jumping on his car as he drove away.
Bailey is believed to have gone into the bedroom sometime at this point to get away from Powell, who she describes as becoming threatening and aggressive.
From there, the story becomes more convoluted, and due to the drugs used, no one seems to have a clear idea of the sequence of events.
However it happened, Powell and Wyatt — both involved in mixed martial arts – began to fight.
Wyatt is believed to have become more paranoid around this time, and claims he “saw the devil in his [Powell's] face”.
He then allegedly stabbed him several times in the face, cut out his tongue, and then cut out his heart. He then cooked the heart in a wood stove, saying that he wanted to make sure the devil was dead.
Davis, in the meantime, had come back to get his dog, and saw blood and Powell’s body on the couch. He called police.
When they arrived, they found Wyatt naked and covered in blood, asking them if they were God, or if God would be coming to save him from the tidal wave.
He was arrested, as were Davis and Bailey.
The question is not if Wyatt killed Powell at this point, but if he was responsible for his actions. A first-degree murder charge will depend on intent and premeditation, which will be hard to prove.