Man ‘nearly’ decapitated girlfriend with a samurai sword, police say

Kenneth Wayne Lockings, Jr., 46, is accused of “almost” beheading girlfriend with a samurai sword.

(Houston Police Department)

A Texas man is accused of almost beheading his girlfriend with a samurai sword Wednesday night, police said.

Kenneth Wayne Lockings, 46 Yrs., turned himself in Thursday, a day after police found 36-year-old Aracely Jernigan dead in the living room of a Houston, home of The Houston Chronicle.

The police said that they are responding to a possible “cutting in progress” and when they came to the other side of the grisly murder.

It was not immediately clear what led to the cutting.

Marie Carrier, Lockings, ” grandma, who lives next door, told the newspaper that her grandson had visited her earlier in the day for coffee. She said that she was not aware of what happened in the hours after he left her house, but said that he had psychological problems.

“He is really messed up in the head,” Carrier said, adding that Lockings will receive the samurai sword as a Thanksgiving present.

The police said Lockings settled in at a nearby police station after family members convinced him to surrender.

He is being held without bond in the Harris County jail on the murder charge and a federal parole revocation. He has a long criminal history including multiple drug arrests, and at least one conviction.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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