At the scene of the crime, investigators found a large pipe and a Bible that appeared to be covered with blood, documents said. Investigators also found a frying pan near Phillips’ body, even though investigators said the murder happened in a bedroom.
Investigators said Phillips suffered blunt force trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause of death is still being determined, official said.
According to court paperwork, when police interrogated Satenay, he said he believed there were demons inside his room and that he swung his knife that he “thought struck a big person,” then got a frying pan from the kitchen and struck Phillips three more times.
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Satenay also said Philllips was his friend who did not deserve to die, and confessed that he killed an innocent person, according to court documents. Satenay thought Phillips had left when he went to sleep, then was "awoken by demons," the court statement said.
After the investigation, Satenay was arrested on suspicion of second-degree homicide. He is being held at the Orange County Jail.