INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) –A bizarre murder and attack in Colorado has left a local man behind bars.
Court documents state that 34-year-old Timothy Hagins of Independence stabbed a Falcon, CO., man to death on Aug. 25.
Among the weapons Hagins allegedly used in the attack included an ice-scraper, mob handle and a wooden spatula.
The homicide happened near Colorado Springs, CO.
Hagins is also accused of being involved in a second attack later. He allegedly broke inside the home of a family 12 miles north of the original crime scene and threatened them with a 10-inch butcher knife, according to court documents.
Hagins has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection to the incidents.
The suspect’s parents say Hagins is a paranoid schizophrenic.
Hagins’ parents, who live in the metro, add Independence police have been to their home before, but always because they feared he would harm himself, never someone else.
The murder victim, 56-year-old David Stechman – and the man who fought off the second attack 5 hours later – were both strangers.
Court documents say he told the man, “I am here to slaughter the lambs.”
Hagins’ parents, who spoke to KCTV5 off camera, are beside themselves. They knew him as kind and caring despite his bouts of paranoia and a schizophrenia diagnosis that came in 2004.
They say their son had been in mental hospitals like Research Medical Center on multiple occasions and was diligent about taking his medication.
Two weeks ago, they say Hagins went to a trucking school in Nebraska, then he called on Sunday.
He wished he could be “normal” and told his parents he would be coming home.
His parents did not know where he was at until they received a call last week from the jail in Colorado. They say they are praying for the families of the victims.