Today’s HEADLINE HOOSHE has us reading one of the crazier stories we’ve had in a while. It involves a love triangle between an adopted father, the son, and the son’s wife. Lets just say it ends with murder and decapitation by way of SHOVEL!
A tattoo artist has been arrested for allegedly killing the man who brought him up and decapitating his corpse with a shovel. Henry James Baxter lived in a bizarre ménage-à-trois with his victim Erman Thompson and Mr Thompson’s wife Ashley in Nashville, Tennessee. He has now confessed to killing the man who treated him as a son after a fight over Mrs Thompson last Sunday, according to police. Baxter, 37, had been close with Mr Thompson, 48, since he was a child, and the pair had a father-son relationship. More recently, they lived in the same house along with Mrs Thompson and her three children. Two of the children had been fathered by Mr Thompson, while the other was Baxter’s child. Last week, according to a police report, the two men started arguing over the woman they both loved, and after the row became heated Baxter shot Mr Thompson in the head with the victim’s own gun. All three children were in the house at the time of the argument. The gunman hid the body in a garbage can, and began trying to dig a grave in the house’s back yard. When Mrs Thompson became suspicious, Baxter told her he was burying a dead dog – but she says she did not believe him. On Monday, the killer used a shovel to cut off Mr Thompson’s head from his body, left the head in the garbage and dumped the body in a nearby field. An off-duty mailman discovered the decomposing corpse on Thursday after noticing a foul smell pervading the area.