The proverbial sh*t apparently hit the fan shortly after a verbal confrontation between Whaley, his grandmother, 69-year-old Barbara Denmark, and another relative as the family was preparing to return home from a mini-vacation in Daytona Beach.
“Chris is exceptionally angry because he’s been forced to come home and couldn’t stay with new best friends,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “So angry that he decided to kill his grandma who he’d been living with for the last five years.”
Family members told police that Whaley lived with Denmark for the last five years because, due to his “mischievous” behavior, she was the only one that would take him in. Shocking.
Anyway, upon his return home, Whaley began plotting. He decided to off grandma first, then figured he’d head on over to the aunt’s house and kill her, too.
With a knife in each hand, Whaley allegedly entered his grandmother’s bathroom and proceeded to slash and stab, leaving the woman with nearly 25 stab wounds. He later told police Denmark’s last words were, “I love you.”
Those words, police say, took a bit of wind out of Whaley’s sails, and he changed his mind about killing his aunt — he opted to dial 911 instead.
“Come get me,” he muttered to the dispatcher before hanging up. When the operator called back, Whaley said, “You have two minutes to find me.”
Whaley was still at the home when police arrived, reportedly cradling his dead grandmother’s head.
“I can’t believe I did that sh*t,” he said, before admitting to stabbing the woman “more times than he could count.”
He’s been booked on charges of first-degree murder.