A suspect in the slaying of Michelle LaGue said demons had been nagging him to kill somebody, so he chose LaGue because people might connect her death to another man she was going to testify against in the 2005 Taco Land slayings.
Kethan Beschorner, 29, was arrested early Wednesday and charged with murder in LaGue’s death during the July 4 holiday, an especially bloody weekend for San Antonio when four people were killed. Beschorner is being held in the Bexar County Jail on $100,000 bond.
At the time of his arrest, he had outstanding warrants for possession of marijuana, assault bodily injury and interfering with an emergency telephone call. The body of LaGue, 44, was found July 7 inside her apartment in the 1000 block of West Russell. She had been slashed and nearly decapitated.
The hulking Beschorner, who is 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 365 pounds, told police that he recently became a believer in Jesus Christ after worshiping Satan.
Man blames his demons in the killing of waitress
He was a man police say worshipped the devil, and the demons whose voices only he could hear had been nagging him to kill.
According to an arrest affidavit, the man accused of slitting the throat of Michelle LaGue, nearly decapitating her, chose the popular waitress for one very specific reason: The 44-year-old woman had witnessed the 2005 Taco Land shootings, and her July 4 slaying — about a week before the Taco Land case was scheduled for trial — perhaps would lead investigators down the wrong path.
But acting on a tip Wednesday, police arrested LaGue’s former roommate, 29-year-old Kethan Beschorner, a San Antonio native with a criminal past that included an arrest for assault. He was charged with murder and remained jailed in lieu of posting a $100,000 bond.
“Kethan said he has been fighting with demons because he was a devil worshiper and that played a part in his actions,” a homicide detective wrote in the arrest affidavit.
Beschorner told investigators he wanted to confess his sins because he had found Jesus Christ.