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San Antonio man murdered girlfriend’s ex, cut his legs off, and setting remains him on fire

December 1, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
San Antonio man murdered girlfriend’s ex, cut his legs off, and setting remains him on fire

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A 53-year-old man in San Antonio, Texas reportedly murdered his girlfriend’s ex, cut off his legs, and attempted to light the remains on fire.

After carrying out the horrific slaying, Michael Scott Quinn allegedly told family members, “I don’t know what to do. I’m standing in a pool of blood,” the San Antonio Express-News newspaper reported.

Quinn and his girlfriend have both been charged with murder in the San Antonio killing of Albert Guerra back in 2013. Prosecutors assert that the incident transpired after Yanez told Quinn that the 56-year-old victim hit her.

As Quinn’s trial commences this week, prosecutors informed jurors that the case “is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”

Guerra was believed to be asleep when he was struck with a hammer approximately 20 times, prosecutor Jason Goss stated. However, the victim fought back and managed to grab a mass of hair, which, after DNA testing, turned out to be Quinn’s.

Quinn took a pair of the victim’s saws to sever his legs off at the thigh. When he realized that it would take too long to cut up the remains, Goss announced to the court that Quinn chose to set it on fire.

After a distraught Quinn had called his family, his brother contacted authorities.

Jurors in the courtroom reacted with disgust and astonishment to the details of the killing and photos from the crime scene.

“I’ve never been at a scene where blood has been bubbling from the floor,” said arson investigator Justin Davis.

Davis added that he could not take his dog into the crime scene out of concern for the biohazardous material.

Law enforcement officials have not indicated whether they allege it was Quinn or Yanez who carried out the murder. Yanez’s trial has not started yet.

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