‘Friends and family of a 21-year-old who police say was killed and mutilated by her boyfriend tried on Monday to put aside the grisly details of her death, while police said the man described his actions as being compelled by God.
Christopher Lee McCuin, 25, made his initial court appearance on Monday after being charged with capital murder in the death of Jana Shearer. Police say they found an ear boiling in a pot on a stovetop at the crime scene, and a hunk of flesh on a plate and impaled on a fork at the kitchen table.
“You can’t sleep. You can’t think straight anymore,” said Amy Gage, Shearer’s friend and neighbor. “Then you just keep finding out more and more. It’s the most difficult thing anyone can go through.”‘