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Family: Teen believed he was possessed by demon when he stabbed grandmother to death

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Since June 2017, Woodson Terrace Police responded to the house more than two dozen times. Credit: KMOV Since June 2017, Woodson Terrace Police responded to the house more than two dozen times. Credit: KMOV
WOODSON TERRACE (KMOV.com) -

The home where a teenager stabbed his grandmother to death after believing he was possessed by a demon was frequently visited by police prior to the murder. 

"They used to be out here like every week or every other week," said a woman who wishes to remain anonymous. "There was always an issue with that house."

A problem property now sits vacant on Woodson Road near Harold Drive. Since June 2017, Woodson Terrace Police responded to the house more than two dozen times.

"Neighbors across the street call and complain," said an anonymous neighbor. "We'd have other people call and complain."

Police said issues ranged from domestic disturbances to violent psychological episodes. The constant call-outs eventually led up to a homicide in mid-April. 

"That was scary because it's so close to comfort, you know?" said an anonymous neighbor.

A woman in her mid-50's was murdered by her 15-year-old grandson.

"He just had problems in his own mind," said a family member of the victim.

Family members told News 4 the teen believes he was possessed by a demon when he grabbed a knife and stabbed his grandmother to death.

Loved ones said the teen is being treated at a mental hospital and the situation has hit the entire family hard.

They've moved out in an effort to help them heal.

The homeowner told News 4 he hopes to clean the place up and put the property up for rent again soon.

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