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Records: Buckeye woman killed with box cutter and hammer

February 13, 2019

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Buckeye say a homeless woman accused of killing a female friend with a hammer and box cutter claims God told her to do it.

Roxanne Laramart was taken into custody Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree murder, burglary and aggravated assault.

The 29-year-old Laramart didn’t have an attorney at her initial court appearance Wednesday. Her bond was set at $500,000.

Police say officers were called Monday to a home in the Shepard Estates subdivision about a woman who had been attacked.

When officers arrived, they found 69-year-old Sally Haese inside the house with critical head injuries.

Buckeye Fire Department crews transported Haese to a hospital, where she died.

Court records show Laramart told police after her arrest that God told her to attack Haese, who was a longtime friend.

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