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Lake Charles man booked on attempted murder, allegedly tried killing demon inside family member

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 12:44:06-05

A Lake Charles man has been arrested for attempted murder after deputies say he told them he was trying to "kill a demon inside a family member with a large knife."

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says that on January 6 at around 6:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hodges Street in Lake Charles in reference to a possible murder. The complainant advised dispatchers that a man she did not know, had contacted her on social media stating he had just attempted to kill someone and needed a ride. The complainant stated the suspect gave her his exact location, which she relayed to dispatchers.

Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect, 19-year-old Patrick T. Amos of Lake Charles, covered in blood. While speaking with deputies they say he stated he had just killed a family member.

Amos gave deputies the location where the victim was located, which is also where the incident occurred. When deputies arrived they located the victim and observed her to be covered in blood and suffering from numerous lacerations to her arms, legs, and head.

Detectives say that Amos stated the two had been consuming methamphetamine throughout the night. He allegedly further advised detectives he was being tormented by a demon that was inside the family member and he attempted to kill it with a large knife and then fled the scene.

Amos was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder. Bond was set at $175,000.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition

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