Houston, TX – Early Friday morning, panic struck in northwest Houston. James Potts, 20, lay dead, and James’ girlfriend Ashley struggled for her life. The motive? Nobody’s sure, but it may be the $900 in cash Case took with him when he left Potts’ apartment.
Dreamin’ Demon has the exclusive from one of our own sources. She is a friend who is close to the case, whose life and family have been upended by this weekend’s tragedy. We have been given exclusive information that has not been released to the press. The reason for our interview? Justice for James Potts, and justice for James’ girlfriend Ashley, who will bear the scars of her attack forever.
Anthony Case turned 20 on February 21. Just a week later, he became a murderer. On Thursday night, February 28, Anthony had spent the night with a friend. Earlier in the evening Anthony had stolen the friend’s cell phone and truck keys, hiding them, but the friend didn’t notice. The friend, his young wife and their small child had gone to bed. Anthony, a longtime friend who stayed at the home often, wasn’t asleep. Instead, he was plotting two murders and a frame job.
Sometime later, Anthony left the apartment and went to another apartment just two buildings away, the home of mutual friend James Potts and James’ girlfriend Ashley. How Case got into the home is unclear, but once he did, Case attacked Potts, stabbing him more than 32 times. Ashley began to scream, so Case grabbed her by the hair, jerked her head back and slit her throat. Our source says that “…when she still struggled, he stabbed her twice in the back and then went to cut her throat yet again, this time she slipped in his grip, and the knife went into her mouth, and he slit her from her mouth to her ear… at which point, she played dead.”
Ashley waited for Case to leave. Still in shock and bleeding heavily, she managed to get out of the second-floor apartment and go to another unit to get help. Police arrived at 2:30 on Friday morning and Ashley was able to tell them that it was Case who had done the stabbing. Police located Case by tracing the friend’s stolen cell phone. Case was found walking down a road nearby. During interviews with police, Case found out that Ashley was alive and had named him. He then confessed to James Potts’ murder and the attempted murder of Ashley, who is undergoing treatment at a Houston hospital.
Anthony Case is being held in the Harris County jail on murder charges. Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of James Potts, to Ashley and her family, and to the family of our source. As we at Dreamin’ Demon know all too well, sometimes your best friends turn out to be your worst enemies.Tags: Attempted Murder, Murder, Stabbing