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Woman broke into blind man’s home and stabbed him to death while he was sleeping; sentenced

According to the court documents, the 24-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after she was convicted of killing a blind man in his own home. The defendant admitted to entering the victim’s home through a window. She then saw the victim asleep in his bed and left his residence to go to a relative’s house, where she got a hammer. She returned to the victim’s home and hit him in the head with the hammer and stabbed him with two knives. 

The 24-year-old woman from Georgia, Anslee Foster, was convicted for the 2019 murder of 36-year-old Christopher Eldreth, according to reports. Prosecutors said the defendant pleaded guilty in July to murder, burglary and theft by taking of a motor vehicle. She was sentenced on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

On Sept. 29, 2019, officers responded to a report of a possible suicide at the victim’s home located in the 800 block of Straight Street. The responding officers found the victim’s lifeless body in the home. He was pronounced dead on the scene after appearing to have suffered multiple stab wounds.

An autopsy determined that his death was a homicide caused by blunt force and sharp force trauma to the head. The victim’s sister told authorities that he had muscular dystrophy and was blind, which left him extremely vulnerable.

Investigators linked the 24-year-old defendant to the killing and obtained a warrant for her arrest. Foster reportedly fled the state in the victim’s car after killing him, but was arrested on Sept. 30 in South Carolina. 

The 24-year-old defendant reportedly admitted to entering the victim’s home through a window. She then saw the victim asleep in his bed and left his residence to go to a relative’s house, where she got a hammer. She returned to the victim’s home and hit him in the head with the hammer and stabbed him with two knives. She also admitted to stabbing him with a fork.

Prosecutors and the victim’s family believe that the his tragic death was a random crime, as there was no evidence Foster and Eldreth had any existing connection prior to his death.

“We don’t believe he had a relationship or knew the victim since he very seldom left his home unless he was under our care. We suspect that she was trying to take what little he did have but he caught her in the process and it went downhill from there.” Haley Eldreth said.

Featured Image – Christopher Eldreth

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