Police decided to visit the apartment of Anitra Braxton, a 39 year-old Christian woman from U.S, Arizona after receiving a tip that a dead African-American woman was covered up in towels and left presumably dead on Braxton’s sofa.
When police knocked on Braxton’s apartment door the accused claimed that nobody else was indoors and that she lived alone. However, the officers noticed through the open door that there was in fact something covered up and laid on the couch and decided to arrest Braxton, later obtaining a search warrant to take a look in her apartment.
Police searched her home and “found the body of a towel-covered woman on the couch. The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the head.” Further research shows that the victim was most likely pregnant at the time of being killed.
This is where things get a little weird… During questioning by the police, Braxton claimed that the covered woman was “a shrine from god” and first alleged that the body was actually her own. The woman also stated her own name when asked that of the victim’s identity. Later on throughoutquestioning the detained admitted that “she had shot the victim in the eye for not believing in God.” Braxton also stated that the body had been in her apartment for two to three days prior to being discovered. The relationship between the detained and the victim remains unknown.