Friday, February 22, 2008

Dude stabbed to death while on first date with divorced woman

A man who traveled to to snowboard and go on a date with a woman was stabbed to death early Saturday at the woman's apartment.

William Edward Westover, 29, was stabbed about 50 times and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Pinetop-Lakeside police Chief Woody Eldredge.

Police arrested the woman's ex-husband, Chad A. Coker, 31, of Lakeside, on suspicion of first-degree murder, burglary, aggravated assault and criminal damage, police said. When the officer went into the home, he found the suspect holding a bloody knife and Westover's body in the bathtub.

After the suspect stabbed Westover, he told his ex-wife, "You're next," Eldredge said. He said one officer happened to be near the apartment and was able to respond quickly.

"There were only two officers working that night, and one was at the hospital, so he probably saved her life," Eldredge said. Westover and the woman had been on their first date the night of the killing, Eldredge said.

They were eating at a restaurant but were forced to leave when Coker showed up. The pair then moved to a sports bar before heading to the woman's apartment. According to Eldredge, they had only been there for only a few minutes when Coker broke in, put the woman in a headlock, grabbed a knife off the kitchen counter and forced Westover into the bathroom. » Article here

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At 9/14/2009 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"near the apartment"
Thats what they say, but truth is they were following him. The new police training no longer teaches crime prevention, but looks to see just how many other laws the "perp" will violate in that one event. This is done to get a "list" of criminal charges to hit them with instead of just one.
Unfortunatlally they let a drugged out individual go way too far before they acted.
THEY COULD HAVE VIOLATED HIS PROBATION AND ARRESTED HIM AS SOON AS HE STEPPED INTO THE BAR. ALONG WITH THE HARASSMENT, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SENT BACK TO PRISION!!
The law enforcement agencies of AZ should share in the blame for the untimely death of an innocent person just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 

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