Woman kills her dinner guest with TV antenna and knife because he refused to share cocaineBy Tanya Clark 12:36 PM November 29, 2017
A woman stabbed an elderly man to death because he refused to share his cocaine with her, according to police in Minnesota.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that Anenia Marie Hare, 47, was charged with second-degree murder without intent in the killing of Edward Caliph, 69.
If convicted, Hare faces up to 40 years in prison.
She was booked into jail and bail has been set at $500,000.
According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched to an apartment building in the 5700 block of 33rd Avenue South after 4 calls to 911.
The officers who responded found Caliph face down near a broken window and there were signs of a struggle.
He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
An autopsy showed that the victim’s cause of death was homicidal violence.
Hare told police she had invited Caliph over for dinner, but before they had started to eat, she looked over and saw him lighting up a crack pipe.
She was angry because he didn’t ask for permission and did not offer to share.
She held a TV antenna in one hand and a butcher’s knife in the other in an attempt to be dominating and told him he could not leave.
Hare stated that Caliph yelled for neighbors to call 911.
She also said he grabbed a vacuum cleaner and broke a window with it.
She then grabbed Caliph by the shoulders and fell on top of him.
They struggled and Caliph tried to get the knife out of Hare’s hand.
Hare said that after she was on top of Caliph, who was face down for a while, he started snoring.
Hare told a 911 dispatcher: “I put his ass to sleep.”
The suspect also told responding officers: “I just grabbed him by the front of his chest and he went down. To me, I just felt like I put him in a sleeper hold or something.”