An Alabama man is accused of the brutal stabbing murder of his girlfriend. Police say the alleged man stabbed the woman more than 100 times.
On Oct. 21, Justin Fields allegedly went out to local bars in the Springfield area for his 38th birthday with his girlfriend Tammy Bailey. The couple returned to their home that day.
Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon said, “He had a drink of brandy and then went into his bedroom and was playing guitar. He decided he wanted to have sex, so he went into her room and propositioned her.”
The girlfriend refused his sexual advances, which severely aggravated Fields.
Fields reportedly retrieved an 8-inch survival-type knife and stabbed his girlfriend over 100 times.
The attack was absolutely gruesome, according to authorities.
“She was beheaded and one of her lower limbs was cut almost completely off, it was just barely hanging on… we believe the very first blow, which was straight through the chest, through the heart, we believe that was a lethal blow,” Moon said, according to WVTM-TV.
Fields allegedly told investigators that he blacked out and fell asleep after the grisly attack.
He allegedly woke up the next morning and said he thought he was having a nightmare.
Alabama.com reported, “Fields called his father and told him he had ‘done something horrible,’ and wanted to commit suicide. The father then called Bailey’s family member, who was also a neighbor.”
The family member went to the house, but Fields refused to let her inside.
“He tells her what’s inside is terrible, and she doesn’t want to see it,’” Moon stated. “She calls 911.”
The first deputy arrived at the crime scene around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. He found Fields sitting on the front step of the home. Fields told him that he had done something horrific. The deputy informed Fields that he was going to handcuff him for the safety of both men. Fields responded, “That’s Ok. You’re going to arrest me anyway.”
The deputy called the police dispatch for backup. Police reportedly found Bailey’s dismembered body in the bedroom. Police said Bailey’s head was found near her feet.
Fields was arrested, and then interviewed twice by investigators.
“He admitted to my investigator everything he’d done, so he was stable enough to know what he was doing,” said Moon. “He was frustrated because he didn’t get what he wanted.”
Three investigators – who have about 100 years of combat experience – said the macabre scene was the “worst thing they’ve ever seen.”
Fields was charged with murder and abuse of a corpse, jail records show.
The case is set to go before a grand jury on Jan. 23.