A convicted burglar was arrested late Saturday night after he executed four of his neighbors over ‘mind control.’
Stephen Marlow, 39, fatally shot four of his neighbors in Butler Township, Ohio before fleeing to Kansas where he was arrested by the FBI.
It is unclear if Marlow knew his victims personally.
Marlow posted a Facebook rant before the murders and accused his victims of using telepathy to control his mind.
“I will be launching the first counter-attack against mind control in human history,” Marlow said in a video message addressed to his family.
“I want to be very clear, this will not be an active shooter event. I will be executing some of the people responsible for activating active shooters,” he said. “If I happen to survive, please visit me in prison, only to see the same man you’ve almost known. I will gladly die to expose this.”
“If I can help another targeted individual fight back against telepathy, then the sacrifice will be worth it,’ he added.
Marlow murdered Clyde Knox, 82, and wife Eva Knox, 78.
Clyde Knox, Eva Knox
Marlow also executed Sarah Anderson 41, and her 15-year-old daughter Kayla.
Sarah Anderson and daughter Kayla
The Daily Mail reported:
A convicted burglar was arrested for murdering an elderly couple, a mother and her 15 year-old daughter then taking to Facebook to claim they’d been controlling his mind by using telepathy.
Stephen Marlow ranted after he allegedly killed Clyde Knox, 82, Knox’s wife Eva, 78, Sarah Anderson, 41, and Anderson’s daughter Kayla, 15, in Butler Township, Ohio on Friday.
Officers were called to the Ohio neighborhood shortly before noon Friday on a report of shots fired and found four victims with gunshot wounds at multiple crime scenes, police said.
The Dayton Daily News reported that the victims were found in two separate homes where they lived, near the home owned by Marlow’s parents.
All four victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Knoxes had shared 60 years of marriage at the time of their death, according to an obituary, while a Go Fund Me page has raised nearly $34,000 for the funeral costs of the Andersons.
Police had warned anyone seeing Marlow, who had fled, to ‘not approach him as he is still likely to be armed and dangerous.’
Porter called the shootings ‘the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory’ and said investigators were trying to determine a motive and whether ‘mental illness played any role.’