A 17-year-old girl from Austin, Texas stabbed a stranger multiple times because she wanted to know what it was like to kill someone.
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Pearl Moen, who has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the attack in 2015, approached a woman in a park and stabbed her 21 times. The victim survived, but suffered massive blood loss, a collapsed lung and permanent nerve and tendon damage.
Pearl had a history of drug use and psychological issues, but no criminal record.
In a diary entry included in court documents, Pearl wrote about the experience, and it’s a chilling (and well-written) insight into the mind of an complete lunatic:
So, okay, I’ll start with the exciting bit. I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today. (Technically yesterday since it’s 1 am). It was absolutely fantastic. Murder gives me a high unlike any other, it feels like this crisp unreality. Flashing & sparkling. Adrenaline & shock. Fight or flight mode. How do I even go about describing it. The whole thing was unreal. I’m so proud of myself. I stabbed her like 20 times. Maybe more. I wasn’t counting. She screamed & grabbed at me saying “what the fuck?! Help. Leave.” For now, I should explain why. Other than the fact that I’m a homicidal psychopath. I have a deep hatred towards people right now…Yesterday I lost my other gold ring I’ve worn all my life on a chain as it was ripped off by a girl I was murdering. Fate is weird
That’s some American Psycho shit right there, except this isn’t fiction – this girl actually did all that. The weird thing is she only got 15 years in jail? Why? Because the victim survived? I’m all for rehabilitating criminals but somehow I don’t think this girl is going to leave prison in 15 years and go on to lead a happy, productive, stab-free lifestyle.
Shout out to the victim for surviving 21 stab wounds – even more impressive than the women who survived a 4,000 foot drop when her parachute failed.