During a fit of rage, an Alabama man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death following a birthday celebration. During the stabbing, the man beheaded the woman after stabbing her more than 100 times.
To celebrate his thirty-eighth birthday, Justin Fields and girlfriend Tammy Bailey went out to a bar in Springfield, AL, on October 21. That evening, they returned home.
According to Alambama.com, Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon described the event before the stabbing: “He had a drink of brandy and then went into his bedroom and played guitar. He decided he wanted to have sex, so he went into her room and propositioned her.” After Bailey rejected Field’s sexual advances, Fields became extremely frustrated and angry.
Reports indicate Fields then stabbed his girlfriend over 100 times with an 8-inch survival knife. It was so severe that her head was decapitated as a result of the stabbing.
As reported by WVTM-TV, Moon said, “She was beheaded, and one of her lower limbs was cut almost completely off, it was just barely hanging on… we believe the very first blow, which was straight through the chest, through the heart, we believe that was a lethal blow,”
After that, Fields claims he went to sleep, blacked out, and woke up believing it was all a nightmare. Upon waking, he stabbed her again, according to Moon.
“Fields told his father he’d done something horrible,’ and planned to commit suicide, according to Alabama.com.” It was then that the father called Bailey’s neighbor, who was also a member of Bailey’s family.”
The member of the family came over to the house, but Fields wouldn’t let her in. The moon told her she wouldn’t want to see what was inside; he told her he wasn’t going to let her see it. Ultimately, she dialed 911.
Fields was reported to be sitting on a step outside when the deputy arrived at the crime scene at 5:30 pm on October 22. Fields described what he had done as horrifying. He then called for backup and handcuffed Fields.
After going inside, the police discovered Bailey’s dismembered body in her bedroom. The police reported finding her head close to her feet.
Fields was interviewed twice by investigators after he was arrested. “He admitted to my investigator everything he had done, so he was stable enough to understand what he was doing,” Moon told Alabama.com. His frustration came from not getting what he wanted.”
The gruesome scene was described as the “worst thing they’ve ever seen” by three investigators with years of experience.
Fields was charged with murder, as well as abuse of a corpse, according to jail records.