Phoenix, AZ – Jaded first reported on 35-year-old Angela Simpson back in 2009 when she was accused of torturing and murdering 46-year-old Terry Neely, a disabled man that had been missing for three days. Simpson would eventually make a callous jailhouse confession and has now pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
Neely had been last seen after he left an assisted-care facility in his wheelchair. During her jailhouse confessions, Simpson admitted she lured the man to her apartment.
“I killed Terry by deceptively luring him to apartment 201. Sitting him down and beating him with various objects until he was unconscious and then I slit his throat. How long did I beat him? 45 minutes…an hour…well I killed him and cut him up,” Simpson admitted.
Police say she did a lot more than just beat the man. Simpson also pulled out Neely’s teeth, stabbed him close to 50 times, drove a nail into his head, bashed him with a tire iron, and strangled him.
She told police that after Neely was dead, she partied a bit before chopping him up.
“I started actually with a paring knife [laughs]. When it didn’t work, I’d clean up, go downstairs and snatch various stuff from the kitchen.”
After dismembering Neely, Simpson threw pieces of his body in a trash can and setting the pieces on fire. His remains were found after the fire department were called about the burning trash can.
Simpson has shown no remorse and justifies the killing, one Phoenix police called one of the most heinous homicide cases the department has ever seen, blaming Neely for “being a snitch.” Turns out the man had lied to Simpson, telling her that he was a police informant.
Simpson has already been in jail for an unrelated armed robbery charge. An initial pre-trial conference will be held on October 21.Tags: Arizona, Crime, Murder, Terry Neely, Torture