Aspiring musician Carly Kalbfleisch was never shy about sharing her love for her mother on social media.
She attributed her love of pop music, the genre that helped launch her budding career, to her mom.
According to the Daily Mail, the young woman credited her 65-year-old mother, Rebecca Kalbfleisch, with getting her “hooked” onto the music she one day wishes to create.
But that love turned into something much darker on Monday.
Police responded to a 911 call from the family’s Las Vegas-area home a little before noon.
The 26-year-old was panicked on the phone to dispatchers, claiming she thought she had murdered the woman she respected so much. Once authorities reached the premises, her message to them changed.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that as soon as police arrived on scene, Carly revealed that she hoped she had murdered her mother:
“Please tell me she is dead.”
First responders quickly searched the house and found Rebecca’s body in the home’s garage in gnarly condition, riddled with over 70 stab wounds on her stomach, upper torso, and upper extremities. According to KTNV, police reports revealed that her wrists were apparently “sawed” open into gaping holes.
She also suffered a major head wound that may have been caused by a blow from a paint can or a vase, the arrest report said.Screenshot/Facebook
When asked why she had committed the violent crime, Kalbfleisch could barely offer an explanation. She reportedly told detectives she “just started hitting her mother and couldn’t stop.” She then asked officers if she was going to get the death penalty or receive a life sentence in prison for her murder.
This wasn’t the first time Kalbfleisch has acted violently toward her mother.
According to reports obtained by KTNV, the defiant daughter was previously arrested in October 2014 for domestic battery against her mother. Documents revealed she grabbed her mother’s arms “in an angered effort to force [her mother]” to wrangle the family pets.
Courts ordered her to pay a fine and be under supervision for nine months.Screenshot/Henderson Police Department
At this time, her murderous motivations are unclear.
A source friendly with Kalbfleisch spoke out in astonishment to KNTV:
“I am shock and in disbelief.”
The friend added that the attack seemed out of character for Kalbfleisch, calling her “the sweetest person” who “wouldn’t hurt a fly.”
Kalbfleisch was taken into custody, and the aspiring artist asked for the presence of the lawyer because she allegedly has bipolar disorder.
She’s currently being held at the Henderson Detention Center on a charge of open murder.