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    VA - Karen Selbe, 56, dismembered in her Vinton home, 26 Jan 2014

    Noticed this when searching for updates on Alexis Murphy

    January 28th, 2014

    Search warrants paint a grisly scene on Cedar Avenue on Sunday, when Dean Austin Selbe was arrested and charged with killing his mother, Karen J. Selbe.

    Once the landlord entered the locked apartment, a police officer went into a bedroom and saw blood on the bed comforter and then found “a body with a missing head,” Detective Brandon Hill wrote in the warrant.

    Police seized multiple steak knives, scissors, stained clothing, a spiral notebook, a laptop computer and a sword, among other items, according to the warrant.

    Police took multiple hammers, mallets, additional knives, a metal wrench, an ice pick, a cellphone and liquid samples from a bowl on their second visit to the residence.

    In July 2011, Selbe was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after police said he had tried to strangle his mother. Selbe pleaded guilty in January 2012 to attempted malicious wounding and was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but one year suspended, according to court records. The records also show he was on probation at the time of his arrest on Sunday.


    The full article can be found here => http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/ro...a4bcf6878.html
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 04-03-2015 at 05:00 AM. Reason: fixed broken link

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    What a sad case... And grisly, too..
    I have to ask... Was this poor woman's head found?


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    I didn't see anything about it, but I have no idea. I wonder what he could have done with it. To behead someone...ugh.

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    Ugh is right...

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    talk about the ultimate motherhood nightmare....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeronomy View Post
    Noticed this when searching for updates on Alexis Murphy

    January 28th, 2014

    Search warrants paint a grisly scene on Cedar Avenue on Sunday, when Dean Austin Selbe was arrested and charged with killing his mother, Karen J. Selbe.

    Once the landlord entered the locked apartment, a police officer went into a bedroom and saw blood on the bed comforter and then found “a body with a missing head,” Detective Brandon Hill wrote in the warrant.

    Police seized multiple steak knives, scissors, stained clothing, a spiral notebook, a laptop computer and a sword, among other items, according to the warrant.

    Police took multiple hammers, mallets, additional knives, a metal wrench, an ice pick, a cellphone and liquid samples from a bowl on their second visit to the residence.

    In July 2011, Selbe was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after police said he had tried to strangle his mother. Selbe pleaded guilty in January 2012 to attempted malicious wounding and was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but one year suspended, according to court records. The records also show he was on probation at the time of his arrest on Sunday.


    The full article can be found here => http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/ro...a4bcf6878.html
    Sounds like he should never have been released in the first place,
    He must have had something against his mother, Also decapitation...wonder if he has mental issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marg from Oz View Post
    Sounds like he should never have been released in the first place,
    He must have had something against his mother, Also decapitation...wonder if he has mental issue.
    I believe in the article it says something about due to his behavior in jail so far... He has been placed in a special institution/facility/???...

    But I believe it has something to do with bizarre behavior...

    JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    I believe in the article it says something about due to his behavior in jail so far... He has been placed in a special institution/facility/???...

    But I believe it has something to do with bizarre behavior...

    JMO
    You had me wondering about her head...I can't be that morbid!
    Didn't see anything, but found this Psychiatric evaluation ordered for Vinton man charged with murder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeronomy View Post
    You had me wondering about her head...I can't be that morbid!
    Didn't see anything, but found this Psychiatric evaluation ordered for Vinton man charged with murder.
    I know... I feel weird for asking...

    Thanks for the link to the further evaluation of the murderer I was referring to upthread!

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    What Brought Landlord & LE to home?

    Reading between the lines below, it appears ---
    --it was not fam or friends' call to LE for a 'welfare check' that brought them to home but
    ---the landlord had a reason for face to face contact (collect rent? make repair?) and wanted LE there to 'keep the peace.'

    JM2cts and I may be wrong.

    RIP Mrs. Selbe. Prayers to her fam and friends.
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    "....Vinton police arrived at the duplex in the 300 block of Cedar Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The landlord had requested police presence for safety reasons because one of the residents,
    Dean Selbe, had a history of violence, according to a search warrant filed in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
    "Once the landlord entered the locked apartment, a police officer went into a bedroom and
    saw blood on the bed comforter and then found “a body with a missing head,”
    Detective Brandon Hill wrote in the warrant.
    Hill wrote that officers immediately cleared the apartment
    and found Dean Selbe lying in bed in a second bedroom, presumably asleep.
    He was taken into custody."
    http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/roanoke_county/article_43e1b86e-88a0-11e3-ae2f-001a4bcf6878.html BBM SBM


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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    Reading between the lines below, it appears ---
    --it was not fam or friends' call to LE for a 'welfare check' that brought them to home but
    ---the landlord had a reason for face to face contact (collect rent? make repair?) and wanted LE there to 'keep the peace.'

    JM2cts and I may be wrong.

    RIP Mrs. Selbe. Prayers to her fam and friends.
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    "....Vinton police arrived at the duplex in the 300 block of Cedar Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The landlord had requested police presence for safety reasons because one of the residents,
    Dean Selbe, had a history of violence, according to a search warrant filed in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
    "Once the landlord entered the locked apartment, a police officer went into a bedroom and
    saw blood on the bed comforter and then found “a body with a missing head,”
    Detective Brandon Hill wrote in the warrant.
    Hill wrote that officers immediately cleared the apartment
    and found Dean Selbe lying in bed in a second bedroom, presumably asleep.
    He was taken into custody."
    http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/roanoke_county/article_43e1b86e-88a0-11e3-ae2f-001a4bcf6878.html BBM SBM
    Makes sense, Al66pine!


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    This story is so troubling. In 2011 he tried to kill his mother. I find it peculiar that she would have him living with her after he strangled her. I just don't understand. He clearly demonstrated he wanted to kill her. Jmo

    ciao

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    http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/ro...25262cc83.html

    A Roanoke County judge ruled Friday that the Vinton man accused in the January beheading death of his mother will not be allowed a new sanity evaluation, even if his mental status has deteriorated in recent months as his lawyer had claimed...

    County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Camille Turner opposed lawyer Michael Massey’s motion for a new evaluation, saying Selbe was “essentially shopping around” for another doctor’s opinion...

    Selbe has pleaded not guilty to the charge and is due for a five-day jury trial in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwatch View Post
    This story is so troubling. In 2011 he tried to kill his mother. I find it peculiar that she would have him living with her after he strangled her. I just don't understand. He clearly demonstrated he wanted to kill her. Jmo

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    http://www.richmond.com/news/virgini...dc38153d8.html

    Selbe, 30, had originally pleaded not guilty in the killing of Karen J. Selbe, 56, and was scheduled for a five-day jury trial in May in Roanoke County Circuit Court.

    Without receiving any sort of plea agreement, Selbe changed his plea, and Judge James Swanson found him guilty Wednesday...

    Selbe will be sentenced in July after another psychiatric evaluation.

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