A woman in Phoenix is under arrest after telling police she shot and killed an atheist for not believing in God.
The Phoenix Police Department reports that 39-year-old Anitra Braxton has been charged with murder after police found the body of a woman on her couch inside her apartment on December 26.
Police officers found the body of a woman, possibly pregnant, covered with a towel at Braxton’s apartment in Phoenix Saturday.
According to the arresting officer’s report, Braxton, initially told officers that she lived alone and that no one was inside the apartment.
Later Braxton told police detectives the victim on the sofa was “a shrine from God,” and that her victim had been shot in the eye for “not believing in her God.”
Braxton told police the body had been there for two or three days.
Police said based on evidence, “it was apparent that the scene had been partially cleaned up.”
Officers said the identity of the victim was unknown.
Braxton is currently being held on $750,000 bond at the Maricopa County jail and is expected to be charged with first-degree murder.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 6. The case is still under investigation.