Arizona Man Confesses He Killed Stepfather Over Bible Dispute: Report

Arizona Man Confesses He Killed Stepfather Over Bible Dispute: Report


Deputies in an Arizona county were flagged down in the middle of the night last week by a man who confessed to murdering his stepfather.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, deputies charged Jay Albert Stevens, 52, with first-degree murder and booked him into the Cochise County Jail after allegedly murdering a 61-year-old man at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Authorities initially reported that Stevens “indicated that he did not have the address of where the incident occurred, but he was able to lead Deputies to a residence,” where they found a man deceased.

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My Herald/Review Media later reported that Stevens eventually told sheriff’s investigators he shot his stepfather in the chest twice with a .40 caliber handgun because the victim accused him of never reading the Bible, among other

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