Reports are 53-year-old Wade Ridley drove to the home of his ex-girlfriend, 62-year-old Anne Simenson, and stabbed her multiple times with a machete and a butcher knife. He then stole her car as well as some jewelry and electronics.
After he was pulled over driving Simenson’s car and arrested outside the Hard Rock Hotel, he admitted to the murder, robbing a Safeway pharmacy of some oxycodone shortly afterwards and that weeks earlier, he had tried to murder another ex-girlfriend.
In that incident, Ridley told police he was so angry with a woman he met on Match.com for breaking up with him, he broke into her garage and waited for her to come home with the sole purpose of killing her. He told police he wanted to make her pay “for how she mistreated him.”
When 49 year-old Mary Kay Beckman arrived home, Ridley admitted to knocking her to the ground and stabbing her multiple times until the blade of the knife broke inside her. Undeterred, Ridley then began stomping on her head and neck “until she stopped making the gurgling noise.”
“He stomped on her eight times, I’m sure it was on her face,” says neighbor Hsuemi-Mei Yeh, who witnessed the attack from her bedroom window across the street. Unbelievably, Kay survived the attack and is currently in critical condition.
Ridley is facing attempted murder and robbery charges out of Nevada, as well as charges out of Arizona for the killing of Simenson.
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