Arizona police are investigating a tragic, perplexing assault that detectives say was unprovoked: 68-year-old Joan Sirhan was leaving her daughter’s home after a go to along with her grandchildren when she was fatally attacked on Thursday. The suspect, Jay Henderson, seems to have posted threats of violence towards Sirhan on Fb that very same evening.
In a press release, Apache Junction police informed The Arizona Republic that Sirhan was attacked round 5:30 p.m. at an house complicated. That very same night, a Fb account that seems to belong to Henderson posted cryptic however alarming messages, together with “Received the bitch.”
“Brief skinny pink head witch burn her alive,” one other submit from the web page provides. A remaining message consists of an handle near the realm police listed because the scene of the crime earlier than including, “I’ll be out facet who’s prepared.”
The Arizona Republicreviews that Sirhan was unconscious when police arrived, with “intensive accidents to her face and head.” She was pronounced useless at Banner Desert Hospital.
Two accounts showing to belong to Hungerford—the account that posted the threats and one other he seems to have used earlier than creating that account—embody memes about conspiracy theories, and a picture submit about Free Masons, together with different random memes. The duvet picture of what seems to be Hungerford’s present Fb account features a girl in a Accomplice flag bikini high.
Hungerford additionally shared a picture of Trump-loving former Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke, which incorporates the quote “The phrase Black Lives Matter suggests racial superiority. It excludes the significance of anyone else’s life.” One other submit he shared calls to help Native American firefighters.
Court docket information point out that in 2012 Hungerford was discovered responsible of aggravated assault. Following Sirhan’s dying, he was arrested and jailed with a $750,000 bond on suspicion of second-degree homicide. His court docket date is about for Sept. 25.
An preliminary assertion from police mentioned Hungerford and Sirhan apparently had no contact earlier than the assault. Apache Junction police didn’t responded to The Each day Beast’s request for additional remark.
It seems the Sirhan household has confronted tragedy earlier than. In 2014, Joan Sirhan’s son, Jordan Sirhan, was killed in a highway rage incident.
Jordan Sirhan was 23 when police mentioned Kenneth Kammes shot him a number of instances. A $200 debt relationship again to 2013 had created issues between the 2, and police mentioned Sirhan and Kammes every threw cups of iced tea at each other’s windshields earlier than Sirhan’s car bumped into Kammes. Kammes responded by firing as much as seven rounds, hitting Sirhan 3 times, per the Related Press on the time. Kammes was in the end discovered not responsible of second diploma homicide.
Two of Joan Sirhan’s family talked about her late son as they mourned her.
On Friday, Sirhan’s sister-in-law Evelyn Sirhan wrote on Fb, “This morning we obtained essentially the most horrific information. We misplaced My sister in legislation tragically in a [senseless] act.” Jordan, she added, was additionally “misplaced tragically.”
“I cant specific the loss,” she continued in her submit. “There are not any phrases.. All I do know is that she will likely be along with her son once more and her dad and mom and i do know that my dad are all ready for her to come back by gods gate. She endured a lot ache after we misplaced Jordan. Now all of us undergo with this loss.”
“Joanie, you had been all the time the lifetime of the social gathering,” Sirhan wrote. “Although [you] endured a lot heartbreak [you] carried the brightest smile. I dont know why this occurred to you, and sadly we could by no means know. you did not deserve what occurred to you. I do know you’re lastly with Jordan and your coronary heart is full. I’ll miss you dearly.”
Jessica Easterday, who referred to as Sirhan her “second mamma,” wrote on Fb, “This girl was essentially the most constructive and uplifting spirit I’ve ever met. She liked and lived with all she had, she was form and giving. Although she endured a lot heartbreak she carried the brightest smile.”
“I dont know why this occurred to you, and sadly we could by no means know,” Easterday concluded. “Im sorry, over and over I’m sorry… you did not deserve what occurred to you. I do know you’re lastly with Jordan and your coronary heart is full ! … We love you a lot, thanks for being a mother, a good friend, a grandma to our infants.”