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Clay County prosecutors charged a man with second-degree murder after witnesses said he stabbed his tenant more than 30 times because the victim complained of a heating problem.
According to court documents, Gordon McBeth, 44, showed up at his rental property on October 22 to confront Darryl Gilland, 28, and his girlfriend. Court documents show the couple texted McBeth because the heat in the home near 62nd Street and North Topping Avenue stopped working.wikipedia
Gilland’s girlfriend said McBeth became aggressive and started throwing things at him when he got home. Those same documents show that she told police that McBeth pulled out a large hunting knife, pointed it at Gilland, and verbally threatened the victim. That’s when the woman said McBeth started stabbing Gilland. She screamed and ran to a neighbor’s house.
Other neighbors heard her screams and ran to help. One of the neighbors said he found McBeth on top of Gilland with a knife. He pointed his gun at McBeth and ordered him to drop to the ground. Police said they held McBeth at gunpoint until officers arrived and arrested McBeth.
A second neighbor allegedly brandished a gun at McBeth, keeping him at the scene until authorities arrived, according to court documents.
When emergency personnel arrived, they found Gilland with dozens of stab wounds and lacerations to his chest, arms, back and left thigh. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to court documents.
McBeth was arrested and is being held at the Clay County Detention Center, where his bond is set at $ 1 million.
Gilland’s girlfriend and another neighbor tried to help the victim, according to court records, but the victim died before emergency responders arrived.
Investigators said they obtained surveillance video from one of the witnesses that supports at least part of what the witnesses said happened. The probable cause statement also said that officers determined that McBeth “viciously stabbed a man to death for no apparent reason.”
McBeth is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon.
A GoFundMe page was organized to help send Gilland’s body to his home state of Indiana to be buried alongside his grandparents.