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Pubdate: Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Source: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
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Author: Josh Magness

WISCONSIN MAN TERRELL BANKS SAYS MARIJUANA LED HIM TO STAB MOTHER WITH 
STEAK KNIFE

He smoked pot, grabbed a steak knife and meditated, cops say. Then his
mom walked in.

Terrell Banks told police the paranoia set in after he smoked weed.

Banks, a 23-year-old from Racine, Wisconsin, allegedly said the
marijuana "put him beyond his comfort zone," even though the drug has
never made him feel that way before, according to Fox6.

He grabbed a steak knife, he told police, and walked around his house
because of the unsettling feeling.

He tried to meditate, Banks said, but the voices in his head said
someone was attempting to rape him. Then his mom walked in the house,
according to a criminal complaint detailed in the Racine County Eye.

At first, Banks' mom said she thought her son was running at her with
his cellphone, the County Eye reported. But police say Banks stabbed
his mother "multiple times" with the steak knife because he believed
she was going to rape him, according to The Journal-Times.

His mom fought off his attack and ran off to a nearby store when a
neighbor didn't answer.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for at least six
cuts on her head (including some to her eyes) and three stab wounds to
her arm and side, the Journal-Times reported.

Banks allegedly fled his home, telling officers that he wanted to walk
"towards the sun" -- because he worried someone would attack him if he
didn't keep moving, the Journal-Times reported.

Police say they found him walking down a street without any clothes
on. He allegedly admitted to stripping naked near a school because he
was certain he was "about to fly," according to Fox6.

Police say he cried and "spoke very quietly" while recounting the
alleged attack on his mother, according to the County Eye. The
23-year-old was charged with attempted first-degree murder, mayhem and
domestic abuse assessments.

That could get him a $100,00 fine and up to 100 years in jail, if
convicted.
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