Grisly confession in murder of Aurora homeless woman in wheelchair

Shawn Lopez arrested

AURORA, Colo. - A 21-year-old man charged with the fatal stabbing of a homeless woman in a wheelchair said he attacked her because he wanted to know how it felt, according to the Aurora Sentinel.

The newspaper reported that Shawn Lopez, 21, told police he killed Francine Reade, 67, on April 25 a few minutes after meeting her because he liked the closeness involved in stabbing someone.

"I like knives, just because it takes a real crazy, sadistic mother f***er to walk up to somebody and just stab them. Because you’re up close and personal. And you know that you’re the last face that person is ever going to see, in their pathetic little life," he told detectives according to court documents obtained by the Sentinel.

Lopez is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of felony murder, second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery of an at-risk adult. The District Attorney's office, however, declined to release further details because the case remains under investigation.

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