(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — ESTACADA, Oregon — An Oregon father is struggling to try to understand why his adult son allegedly decapitated his mother on Mother’s Day and then showed up at a grocery store with her head, stabbing a clerk there until workers overpowered the man and police arrested him.
David Webb said his 36-year-old son, Joshua Lee Webb, had vision problems and received Social Security payments but never showed any signs that he might be capable of the crime. Police described him as “catatonic” after his arrest.
“I never foresaw a problem. If I had I would have stopped it,” David Webb told The Associated Press before bursting into sobs during a telephone interview.