Zim Diaspora

Saturday
Apr 19th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.
More news

Man kills mother pulls intestine to see if there was a baby

Man kills mother pulls intestine to see if there was a baby

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in a sickening and gruesome murder. He is accused of not only killing his mother the day after Christmas -- but also of pulling out her intestines because he wanted to "see if there was a baby." The man, Robert Owen Rankin, reportedly told police he awoke on Boxing Day with the determination to snap his mother's neck. But as soon as she began to scream, he decided to stab her in the neck with a fire poker.


The man, of Deep River, Connecticut, said his mother fought back and he had a difficult time killing her -- repeatedly strangling and stabbing her with a buck knife. Once he finally killed her, he then pulled out her intestines, which he said were like "octopus tentacles." He reportedly said he was looking to see if she had a baby.

He explained his motive to police like this:

I killed my mother because she is pretty much responsible for everything that has gone wrong in my life.

He reportedly put her entrails in a wood stove and a bucket. He then confessed to his father, who had arrived at the house. His father called 911.

When police began questioning him, Rankin reportedly said:

I will tell you anything you want to know. I was trying to make things right and I guess I messed up. I tried to make my mother responsible for the terrible things she has done.

Sadly, his mother, Margaret Rohner, seemed unaware that her son hated her so much and posted about her "great kid" on Facebook before the murder.

More From The Stir: Teenager Charged in Mom's Grisly Christmas Eve Murder

What a horrible tragedy. Rankin's public defender says he has a "long history of severe psychiatric issues that I don't think were being properly addressed." According to his lawyer, Rankin had gone off his medication for at least some days.

My heart goes out to this poor woman and her family. Her last moments were terrible ones, having her own son do this to her. It's really tragically horrible that this man's mental illness got to this point.

How can this country better address the problem of mental illness?
 
More news

I'm now in charge of MDC-UK: Pfebve declares

I'm now in charge of MDC-UK: Pfebve declares

By Staff Reporter

THE MDC-T has appointed Elliot Pfebve to reorganise the MDC-UK and Ireland in a mov...

More news

Reuben Barwe resigns after 26 years at ZBC

Reuben Barwe resigns after 26 years at ZBC

HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)’s veteran chief correspondent Reuben Barwe has resi...

More news

Roy Bennett challenges MDC-T leadership to resign

Roy Bennett challenges MDC-T leadership to resign

Internal fighting in the MDC-T has escalated with its treasurer, Mr Roy Bennett, challenging the par...

More news

Britain condenmed for handing power to Mugabe in 1980

Britain condenmed for  handing  power to Mugabe in 1980

By dailymail.
So William Hague has ‘grave concerns’ about Zimbabwe’s grotesquely rigged elections.

Ins...

More news

1000 years in jail for Ariel Castro, Cleveland abductor

1000 years in jail for Ariel Castro, Cleveland abductor

By BBC

One of three women held in an Ohio home for about a decade has told their captor he will "f...

More news

ZAPU-UK election message

ZAPU-UK election message

Press Statement


28th July, 2013 -My fellow Zimbabweans, As our country struggles to get to elections ...

More news

UFOs rattle Mhondoro and Chikomba villagers

UFOs rattle Mhondoro and Chikomba villagers

By Michael Chideme

VILLAGERS in parts of Mhondoro and Chikomba districts are living in fear following...

More news

Jewel robber steals £35m of gems

Jewel robber steals £35m of gems

Jewel thieves staged an audacious daylight raid on one of the most glamorous hotels in Cannes tod...

Page 2 of 3