Man took a hammer because he wanted to get revenge on two men for pressing charges against him previously and smashed their heads before playing with the remains while showing their bodies to a witness; charged

According to police reports, a 29-year-old man, later identified as Jose, has been arrested as the prime suspect in a brutal double murder that took place last week and is currently facing two counts of first-degree murder. He has been accused of killing two men, later identified as Joseph and Eswin, using a hammer as a weapon in what was said to be a revenge-fueled attack.

On January 27, 2024, deputies from the sheriff’s office responded to a distressing call at a home. The call, made at around 10 p.m., was regarding a “man down” situation. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a gruesome scene: two adult males lying on the floor, surrounded by a pool of blood, and showing severe head trauma. A hammer, suspected to be the murder weapon, was found just outside the back door of the residence.

The caller, referred to only as “the witness” in the affidavit, reported that Jose confessed to him about committing the murders. According to the witness, Jose emerged from the house with a bloody hammer, admitting to the killings and seeking help to dispose of the bodies, a request the witness declined. The witness provided a chilling account of the events, stating that Jose was “playing with the human remains while showing him the victims’ bodies. He recalled Jose’s words, “That’s what you get,” suggesting a motive of revenge for pressing charges against him in a previous, unspecified case.

After the murders, Jose reportedly went to another location to shower and change clothes. He later armed himself with an AR-15-style rifle. While detectives interviewed the witness, Jose returned to the scene in a vehicle and was immediately arrested. During a post-Miranda interview, he denied any involvement in the homicides or any contact with the victims. However, detectives noted a red splotch on his forearm that closely resembled blood. Jose is currently being held in jail without bond on two counts of first-degree murder with a weapon. The exact date of his court appearance has not been specified yet.

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