Curtis Stanton must have misunderstood the phrase demon on the dance floor.
On September 13, 2008, the now 42 year-old Memphis man paid a visit to girlfriend Regina Tidwell, 34, at a dance club. As Stanton explained in a statement to the jury on Wednesday, February 15, Tidwell was not interested in dancing with him.
“That’s when I first started hearing voices in my head, telling me to kill her. I guess it just stuck with me,” he said.
Voices Led Man To Kill
Instead of telling those voices to hush, he found a steak knife, concealed it in his pants, and followed Tidwell home. Sometime after 1 a.m., he confronted the victim outside of her apartment, dragged her behind the building, and stabbed her to death.