This week, a Wisconsin man was charged after murdering his wife and sister-in-law to “save” them from getting infected by the coronavirus.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Waukesha, Wisconsin, sheriff’s department said that 36-year-old Adam Roth became “obsessive” with COVID-19 and decided to kill his wife and sister-in-law so they wouldn’t catch it.
Roth was charged on Wednesday for killing his wife, Dominique Roth, 34, and his sister-in-law, Deidre Popanda, 26.
According to the Journal Sentinal, relatives Desiree Popanda, 36, and Gilane Popanda, 62, were also injured in the same incident.
The police reported that Adam Roth had been “acting obsessive” about the health and safety of his family, and on March 10, he started stabbing “everybody,” including Desiree’s 9-year-old son.
Desiree and her son were able to escape to the neighbor’s house where they called the police.
According to CBS 58, Roth was found in his house with a large kitchen knife when he was arrested. Roth reportedly told police officers that “the coronavirus was going to get them, so I had to kill them,” and “this is what happens when you take too many illicit drugs.”