Anitra Braxton, a 39-year-old woman from Arizona, told police that she shot the woman in her eye because that woman did not believe in God. After shooting the woman, Braxton told police that she covered the woman’s body in a towel and left it on the couch for 2 to 3 days as a “shrine from God.”
Police found the body on the woman’s sofa on December 26th.
Police was told of the scene at Braxton’s apartment and went to investigate. After Braxton opened the door she told police that she lived alone. Police looked past the doorway into the apartment and saw the body covered in a towel and lying on the sofa. Braxton was arrested and charged with first degree murder.
While being questioned, Braxton told police the victim on the couch was a “shrine from God” and was actually her own body. She later told police that the victim had been shot in the eye for not believing in God.
Police also learned from Braxton that the body had been inside her apartment for two to three days and based on evidence, police believe the apartment had been cleaned up in the days since.
Braxton has been charged with first-degree murder and police have thus far been unable to identify the victim.
The investigation is ongoing.