HYDE PARK — A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death after a night of heavy drinking told another person hours earlier that she wanted to kill and eat someone, according to court documents.
The comments were included in documents prosecutors provided to the court Thursday, according to The Burlington Free Press.
Among the documents was a sworn statement from a Morrisville man who said he was drinking with Jeanette Maxfield, 23, the afternoon before Christopher Cafferky, 49, was stabbed to death.
The man told investigators that Maxfield said she didn’t want to go to school to better herself. “I wanna kill somebody like a 16-year-old girl, then eat them after,” the man quoted Maxfield as telling him.
Authorities also said Maxfield sent a text message to an ex-boyfriend in early February saying, “I love you so much but I can’t bear the thought of you breathing.”
Lamoille County State’s Attorney Joel Page said the comments and text are proof that Maxfield should remain held without bail while awaiting trial in Cafferky’s killing.
Maxfield’s lawyer said his client has not confessed to the stabbing and that he will recommend tight bail conditions that would take into account her mental illness. David Sleigh also said police who arrived at the apartment after Maxfield called 911 said Cafferky had recently threatened to commit suicide and that they wondered whether he had stabbed himself.MORE IN Vermont News
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