Man charged for stabbing woman at homeless shelter says ‘the devil got into his head’

“the devil got into his head and ordered him to kill that lady”

Man charged for stabbing woman at homeless shelter says ‘the devil got into his head’
Colby Middlebrook

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is behind bars after he stabbed a woman at a homeless shelter on Sunday.

The stabbing happened at Living For Christ Restoration House.

Officers noticed 27-year-old Colby Middlebrook in the parking lot with blood on his clothes and hands, and a cut on his palm.

Middlebrook gave a silver pocket knife to the officers that also had blood on it.

A woman was found with several stab wounds on her upper body in the gym of the facility.

The woman was transported to Regional One in critical condition.

A witness told police that Middlebrook was in the gym, seated next to the victim while she put on make up.

When he walked up behind the victim and began stabbing her.

While seated in the squad car, Middlebrook volunteered that, “the devil got into his head and ordered him to kill that lady."

He is charged with attempted murder

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