On Christmas day, a Washington mother got a deadly gift from her 25-year old son, William (Will) Foster.
Will apparently thought she was possessed by a demon so at 6 PM Tuesday while everyone else was enjoying a ham dinner with some eggnog, he presented his 62-year old mother, Claudia Foster with a knife stabbing her in the head and then beat her to death with a baseball bat.
Dressed in his tighty whiteys covered in his mother’s blood, he reportedly then went to a family member’s house where he confessed his crime.
According to court documents, “William was talking about demons and his mother was a demon and he just slayed the demon.”
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy of Investigations Jason Dracobly said, “He reported that he had killed his mother or a demon,” said “I’m not sure which one it was.”
In an interview with sheriff’s deputies, the suspect “requested that his handcuffs remain on as he was concerned for [two deputies’] safety if his hands were free,” the document says. At one point, he asked one of the deputies if he was a demon, too.
A neighbor Jim Johnson told the media that William told him he was schizophrenic. When asked if Johnson was concerned about him, Johnson said, “Yes, I think I was very concerned about him. In fact, I told my brother yesterday that I saw him yesterday when we were leaving for Christmas and I just told him I had a very dreadful feeling.”
Claudia Foster was a registered nurse working at a nursing home. Her battered body and a baseball bat that appeared to have blood on it were found by Sheriff’s deputies at the crime scene.
A judge ordered William Foster to be held in lieu of $500,000 bail Wednesday for investigation of charges of first-degree murder. He is scheduled back in court on January 7.
Moe Bedard is the host and founder of the Cult of Demons Podcast. He is an author and expert on the occult, demonology, and Satanism.