Woman accused of trying to kill 5-year-old "Antichrist"

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News & Chief Photojournalist SCOTT GUEST

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Posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 10 at 3:29 PM

LAKEWAY, Texas -- A warrant is out for a Lakeway woman accused of trying to kill her neighbors and their 5-year-old son who she believes is the "Antichrist."

Police say Beth Ann Straley, 46, lives in a gated neighborhood off of Aria Drive and RM 620 in Lakeway. Court documents show that she went to her neighbors' house a few blocks away around 1 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Police say Straley entered the house through an unlocked front door and confronted the family's babysitter. According to the affidavit, Straley pulled out a .38 caliber semi-automatic pistol and threatened the babysitter, demanding she find the boy's mother.

"While Straley had the pistol extended [the babysitter] took it out of her hand," reads the affidavit.

Police say Straley then ran away and went down the street to another neighbor's house. Police say Straley confessed to them what she had done. Detectives say she told them she had planned to kill the boy, his mother and father because she believes the 5-year-old is the Antichrist.

Deputies with the Travis County Sheriff's Office evaluated Straley, and she again confessed her intent to kill the family.

Lakeway police have charged her with burglary of a habitation. A warrant is out for her arrest. Bond is currently set at $500,000.

 

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