A man accused of murdering and killing three people in two states declared himself a & # 39; prophet & # 39; and said he had committed the murders because God needed the victims for the war & # 39 ;.
The suspected serial killer Stanley & # 39; Woo Woo & # 39; Mossburg, 35, made these bizarre statements as he was transported Tuesday from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Flordia to the local prison.
Mossburg is accused of brutally stabbing a man and a woman and holding their elderly roommate in Winter Haven hostage.
He is also suspected of killing a man named Christopher Short in a separate incident in Tennessee earlier this month.
Suspicious serial killer Stanley & # 39; Woo Woo & # 39; Mossburg, 35, is led to a car on Tuesday after his arrest on his way to jail for three murders in Tennessee and Florida
Mossburg told reporters that he & # 39; people for God & # 39; killed because there is a war between angels and demons
Mossburg denied being a serial killer and told reporters that he is a prophet. He also said he did not repent because he did it for God
Mossburg, dressed in a white Tyvex jumpsuit with blood on his forehead, was led by officers to a vehicle when he had a brief exchange with reporters who asked him why he had committed the murders.
& # 39; You will see God, and angels and demons will fight against God, & # 39; he said and sat down in the back seat.
Mossburg then said that he was & # 39; on the right side & # 39; and that he killed the victims before God because he needs them for the war.
When asked if he was sorry, Mossburg shook his head and said: & # 39; Not if you do it for God. & # 39;
He also denied that he told one of the victims that he wanted to be a serial killer and told reporters with a smile: & I am a prophet, not a serial killer. & # 39;
Starting Wednesday morning law enforcement agencies have not officially named the victims of the alleged Mossburg crime party, but family and friends identified the man who was stabbed to death in Tennessee on October 1 as Christopher Short, and the woman who was murdered in Winter Haven, Florida, during a home invasion on Sunday as Peggy Morey.
One of the victims has been identified by family as Christopher Short, 33 (left). His father, Alan (right), died two days later of a heart attack
Mossburg is also accused of killing Kenneth Bever, 66 (left) and Peggy Morey (right), after being broken into their home in Winter Haven on Sunday.
Morey & # 39; s roommate, identified by neighbors as Tom Kohl, was detained and detained for 14 hours, but managed to escape the next day and call for help, which led to the arrest of Mossburg after a police confrontation.
Bob Strouse, who lived next to Kohl for two decades, told it ABC Action News he initially did not believe him when the man knocked on his door for help on Monday around 6 p.m.
& # 39; He was crazy. We didn't immediately believe what he told us, because it seemed so far that you didn't want to believe it, but we did, & Strouse said.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched to help Kohl, described as a 70-year-old cancer survivor, with costs associated with cleaning up the biohazard crime scene in his home and other damage.
Facebook tributes to the crime victims have killed Kohl & # 39; s male roommate along with Peggy Morey identified as Kenneth Bever.
& # 39; Calm down but Peggy and Ken. What a terrible day. 2 people I killed yesterday. Just awful … RIP, & wrote a friend while tagging Morey's account.
According to their respective social media accounts, Morey worked as a caretaker at school in Polk County, while Bever was retired.
Nearly two weeks before the events in Winter Haven, Florida, Mossburg allegedly attacked and beaten 33-year-old Christopher Short in a launderette on the East Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Two days later Christopher & # 39; s father, Alan Short, had a heart attack and died according to his brother who spoke WJHL.
Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County said Tuesday in a press conference that Mossburg told his only surviving victim, Tom Kohl, that he wanted to be a serial killer and that he would like to kill people.
He would also have told the man that his housemates, Bever and Morey, were his seventh and eighth victims. However, until now the police have found no evidence to support this claim.
& # 39; We know he killed at least three people, & # 39; said Judd. & # 39; He tried to kill our delegates last night. This man needs the death penalty if there is ever someone who needed it. & # 39;
Mossburg is suspected of committing crimes in Tennessee and Florida
An older man returned home to find his male roommate dead and a girlfriend tied up before finally being killed. The scene is in the neighborhood when Mossburg was captured
Cops said Mossburg told the surviving victim his goal was to kill 11 people.
Mossburg stayed in a house near the crime scene with strangers where he asked for a place to crash.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Judd spoke about the route of the suspect of a October 1 murder in Tennessee to Winter Garden, Florida on Sunday.
Tom Kohl arrived home on Sunday at 10:30 pm, where he lived with his two friends, Beaver and Morey, and heard the female victim say: & # 39; Just do what he says and he won't hurt you. & # 39;
Seeing Morey lying in a chair, Mossburg approached Kohl and said: & I have weapons and knives, I will kill you if you resist me & # 39; and & # 39; Don't look into the bedroom, you won't like what you see & # 39 ;.
Mossburg then tied the man to a chair with the help of computer cords before demanding money and valuables.
The suspected murderer then revealed to the hostage – who according to the police & # 39; is elderly on medication & # 39; – that his first victim in the house tried to fight back & # 39; so I let him suffer before I killed him & # 39 ;.
He added that & # 39; he quickly killed the female victim because she cooperated & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He cut and killed the victim in Tennessee with knives, & # 39; Sheriff Judd told reporters on Tuesday. He added that after he killed Morey and Beaver in the Florida home on Sunday, he had poured bleach onto the victims, had a mop and bucket, and cleaned up.
THE TIME LINE OF SUSPECT
October 1: Man is stabbed to death in a laundromat in Greeneville, Tennessee, where Mossburg lived.
October 9: Mossburg steals a vehicle from many in Seffner in Hillsborough County, Florida and drives to Winter Garden.
After this point he steals another car and travels to Tennessee and Spartanburg, South Carolina, where his sister lives. His sister gives him money for a bus to Orlando.
He comes to Polk County and reportedly steals a black Ford 250 truck.
October 13: Mossburg can be seen on Ring video around 4 p.m. in a house connected to the crime scene. The device has informed the owner of the activity and the owner asks Mossburg to leave, whatever he does.
At 10.30 p.m. the surviving victim, an older man, arrived in houses where his male and female housemates were trapped. Mossburg kills them both and ties the living victim & # 39; overnight.
14 October: Mossburg leaves man in the car of the dead female victim between 12.00 and 13.00 and tells the living victim not to call the police. At 6 p.m. the hostage flees to a neighbor's house and the police call.
At 9.10 pm the police spot the car of the female victim and a previously stolen truck in a nearby house. If they knock on the door, they are fired at twice.
October 15: A SWAT team tries to come in until 5.10 a.m. and is successful with the help of an armored truck through the garage and a K9 dog.
Mossburg is taken to the hospital and later booked in jail for first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Mossburg kept the house & # 39; freeze & # 39; so that the corpses did not stink and loaded Tuesday morning property from the house in the female victim's car, and told the surviving man that he would return to tackle & # 39; the bodies & # 39; but & # 39; when you leave, I'm going to kill you & # 39 ;.
Kohl remained seated from about noon to 1 p.m. but around 6 p.m. ran to his neighbor and turned 911.
The sheriff said that if it had not been for a colleague to spot the stolen black Hyundai Tucson from 2013 at around 9:10 pm, while Mossburg may have killed more people while patrolling.
Police officers tried to kick a door to a nearby home where Mossburg was hiding, where a second vehicle reported that it had been stolen outside, but were shot twice. A SWAT team tried to talk to Mossburg on Monday evening from 10.30 a.m. to 5.10 a.m., but is being shot again.
ABC news presented the scene where Mossburg was captured.
Mossburg was taken to the hospital for dog bites after a K9 was sent in and he was taken to the county prison on Tuesday morning. He will appear for a hearing on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
In Polk County, he is confronted with two charges for first-degree murder of local victims and attempted murder of delegates.
& # 39; We hope and pray that there are no more victims who just brag, & # 39; said Sheriff Judd.
But Judd asked the public to let them know more stolen vehicles in case they were connected to the wanted fugitive from Greeneville, Tennessee.
He added that the majority of Mossburg's 30 indictments are non-violent.
& # 39; He just likes to steal and use drugs. He's a murderer, by the way, but we're not concerned about that, & the sheriff said sarcastically on Tuesday morning.
& # 39; Lawmakers, if you start talking about low suspects, give me a spoon, & # 39; Sheriff Judd added.
& # 39; If you kill people with a knife, it is up close, personal, based on revenge, evil. He didn't shoot from a distance … all the victims that we know had multiple cuts due to this bad person. & # 39;
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, said Tuesday morning in a press conference. & # 39; We know he killed at least three people. He tried to kill our delegates last night. This man needs the death penalty if there is ever someone who needed the death penalty & # 39;
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