A disturbed Florida man claims that he was “awoken by demons” before bludgeoning his girlfriend to death with a frying pan, a pipe and a Bible. Police discovered Lesley Satenay, 40, standing outside the Eatonville home of 30-year-old Krystal Phillips on July 14 with blood on his pants and feet. He immediately admitted his brutal crime to authorities and was taken into custody.
Court documents show that the deranged man told police that “the devil was inside his room” prior to the slaying. Police said that Phillips, a mother of one, was found lying dead in a bedroom after having been beaten to death with a pipe. A bloodied Bible and frying pan were found nearby.
Jail records indicate that the suspect was booked just a few hours after police received a call to the Eatonville address early Saturday morning.
Following his arrest, Satenay told police that Phillips was an “innocent person” who “did not deserve to die.”
The suspect claimed he thought Phillips had left the property when he woke up and was convinced a “demon” was in his room. He jumped up and attacked Phillips, noting that he thought he’d “struck a big person.” He further clarified that the demons were “big” but Phillips was “a little person.” “
It appears that Phillips died from blunt force trauma to the head, though the official cause of death is still being investigated.
UPDATE: 12 hours after the initial call that led Eatonville police to investigate a homicide, crime scene investigators are still here on Deacon Jones Blvd. Crime scene is no longer blocking the street though. pic.twitter.com/3eh6VA6Qon
— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) July 14, 2018
Friends and family described Phillips as a “great person and great mom” who was “always very respectful.”
“My friend did not deserve to die! She was one of the most sweetest [people] I knew,” one friend declared in response to the killing, according to the Daily Mail.
Satenay, who hails from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia, is currently being held without bond at the Orange County Jail on a charge of murder in the second degree.