Homicide

Mom of decapitated Phoenix woman says she feels sorry for mentally ill suspect

  • In a Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, Phoenix police officers work outside a home where they found a woman's decapitated body and two mutilated dogs in Phoenix, Ariz. The body of Trina Heisch was found Saturday in the closet of the apartment she shared with her husband. Investigators say a neighbor went to check on Heisch Saturday and her 43-year-old husband opened the door nude and with several self-inflicted injuries, including a severed left forearm and a missing eye. Police say the husband was being treated for his injuries and will be charged once he is released.  (Mitchell Garrett/The Arizona Republic via AP)  ***MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDIT***

    In a Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, Phoenix police officers work outside a home where they found a woman's decapitated body and two mutilated dogs in Phoenix, Ariz. The body of Trina Heisch was found Saturday in the closet of the apartment she shared with her husband. Investigators say a neighbor went to check on Heisch Saturday and her 43-year-old husband opened the door nude and with several self-inflicted injuries, including a severed left forearm and a missing eye. Police say the husband was being treated for his injuries and will be charged once he is released. (Mitchell Garrett/The Arizona Republic via AP) ***MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDIT***  (The Associated Press)

  • The apartment of Trina Heisch and her husband in Phoenix, Az., where earlier this week police discovered the beheaded corpse of 49-year-old Heisch, is seen in a Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo. The body of Heisch was found Saturday in the closet of the Phoenix home she shared with her husband. Investigators say a neighbor went to check on Heisch Saturday and her 43-year-old husband opened the door nude and with several self-inflicted injuries, including a severed left forearm and a missing eye. Police say the husband was being treated for his injuries and will be charged once he is released.  (Mitchell Garrett/The Arizona Republic via AP)  ***MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDIT***

    The apartment of Trina Heisch and her husband in Phoenix, Az., where earlier this week police discovered the beheaded corpse of 49-year-old Heisch, is seen in a Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo. The body of Heisch was found Saturday in the closet of the Phoenix home she shared with her husband. Investigators say a neighbor went to check on Heisch Saturday and her 43-year-old husband opened the door nude and with several self-inflicted injuries, including a severed left forearm and a missing eye. Police say the husband was being treated for his injuries and will be charged once he is released. (Mitchell Garrett/The Arizona Republic via AP) ***MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDIT***  (The Associated Press)

A Phoenix woman says she feels sorry for the man suspected of decapitating her daughter, saying he has a long history of mental illness and will be devastated when he realizes what he has done.

Peggy Stowe told KTVK-TV (http://bit.ly/1DLKqtr) she can't get the grisly killing out of her mind.

The body of 49-year-old Trina Heisch was found Saturday morning in the Phoenix home she shared with her husband. Stowe said both had histories of mental illness.

Investigators say when a neighbor went to check on Heisch Saturday, her 43-year-old husband opened the door nude and with several self-inflicted injuries, including a severed left forearm and a missing eye.

Police say the husband is being treated for his injuries and will be charged once he is released.

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Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/