Man stabbed 68-year-old woman in neck, then called 9-1-1 as she died


WALTON COUNTY, Fla. —  The Walton County Sheriff’s Department today reported a bizarre incident where a 35-year-old man stabbed 68-year-old woman in the neck and called 9-1-1, saying she was “beyond help”.

Investigators have made an arrest but are not trying to figure out why Thomas McDonald killed the woman.

“A 911 call from a suspect results in the arrest of a 35-year-old in DeFuniak Springs Wednesday on homicide charges,” the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement today. “Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to McLeod Road around 4:30 pm in reference to a call into 911 from a male subject who stated he had stabbed a woman in the neck. The caller stated the victim was beyond help.”

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When deputies arrived, they located Thomas McDonald, 35, and the victim, a 68-year-old woman, seated in a chair deceased with a knife wound to her neck.

A search warrant was completed for the residence and an arrest warrant was submitted and signed by the judge.

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McDonald was transported to the Walton County Jail and charged with homicide. At first appearance this morning he was denied bond.