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Texas teen who said stabbing stranger 21 times was ‘fantastic’ is sentenced to 15 years

January 22, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas teen who said stabbing stranger 21 times was ‘fantastic’ is sentenced to 15 years

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A Texas woman, who wrote in her diary that she felt a “high unlike any other” after stabbing an innocent stranger 21 times, has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

On Friday, Pearl Moen pleaded guilty to the vicious stabbing in Hyde Park in November 2015 and will serve her prison sentence as part of a plea, KVUE reported.

Moen was only 17 years old when she lurked in the bushes and attacked a 23-year-old victim, stabbing her repeatedly because she wanted to know how it would feel to murder someone, according to diary entries referenced by the news outlet.

“I stabbed an innocent woman to death today (well yesterday since it’s 1 a.m.) … It was absolutely fantastic,” she stated. “Murder gives me a high unlike any other. It feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline, shock, fight or flight mode.”

The victim said she was able to survive because she could fight back and also she was a nurse who was able to give herself medical attention – she was stabbed in the shoulder, chest, and arm

Moen described herself as a “homicidal psychopath” and said that she had a “deep hatred towards people.”

“I thought she would walk around with guilt, but knowing she had joy and this pride is very unsettling,” the victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told KXAN after the suspect was charged with attempted murder.

She addressed Moen at her sentencing, stating she was “glad the defendant stabbed her rather than a child, elderly person or someone who cannot defend themselves.”

The victim, a nurse, said her medical experience helped her save her own life.

The victim, who has not given the media her name, said that Moen was ‘smiling’ when she set upon her with a knife

She told the Statesmen she and a friend were relaxing on a blanket just before the assault. When her friend went inside her apartment, the nurse closed her eyes and, suddenly, someone began attacking her with a knife.

The victim said she suffered a collapsed lung and that she lost a dangerous amount of blood.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Moen had a history of psychological issues and drug use but did not have a criminal record.

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