Man said he was tormented by a demon when he slashed woman, nearly killing her

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LAKE CHARLES, LA – A man who used social media to try to cover his tracks after committing a murder.  Patrick Amos and a woman were taking meth when he said he was just trying to kill a demon that was tormenting him. Then he reached out to a random person on social media to flee the scene.  Amos, today, despite using social media in the act of a crime still has a Facebook page.

On January 6 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hodges Street in Lake Charles in reference to a possible murder.

The complainant advised dispatchers a man, she did not know, had contacted her on social media stating he had just attempted to kill someone and needed a ride. The complainant stated the suspect gave her his exact location, which she relayed to dispatchers.


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Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect, Patrick T. Amos, 19, Lake Charles, covered in blood. While speaking with deputies he stated he had just killed a family member. Amos gave deputies the location where the victim was located, which is also where the incident occurred. When deputies arrived they located the victim and observed her to be covered in blood and suffering from numerous lacerations to her arms, legs, and head.

During further investigation when detectives spoke with Amos he stated they had been consuming methamphetamine throughout the night. He further advised detectives he was being tormented by a demon that was inside the family member and he attempted to kill it with a large knife and then fled the scene. Amos was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder. Judge Derrick Kee set his bond at $175,000.

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The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.


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CPSO Cpl. Rodney Daigle, Jr., is the arresting deputy on this case. CPSO Detective Barrett Savoie is the lead investigator on this case.

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