A 22-year-old man has been arrested in a sickening and gruesome murder. He is accused of not only killing his mother the day after Christmas -- but also of pulling out her intestines because he wanted to "see if there was a baby." The man, Robert Owen Rankin, reportedly told police he awoke on Boxing Day with the determination to snap his mother's neck. But as soon as she began to scream, he decided to stab her in the neck with a fire poker.
The man, of Deep River, Connecticut, said his mother fought back and he had a difficult time killing her -- repeatedly strangling and stabbing her with a buck knife. Once he finally killed her, he then pulled out her intestines, which he said were like "octopus tentacles." He reportedly said he was looking to see if she had a baby.
He explained his motive to police like this:
I killed my mother because she is pretty much responsible for everything that has gone wrong in my life.
I will tell you anything you want to know. I was trying to make things right and I guess I messed up. I tried to make my mother responsible for the terrible things she has done.