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

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 ( 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.


Information from: KTVK-TV,