Family of boy killed by vampire cult mourn
The family of Jake Hendershot, 16 year-old killed in July, are still mourning their son. One of the five arrested for murder of Jake, had said the victim was killed by a vampire cult.
According to MSNBC
, the police, in September they arrested Joel Millsap, William Chase, Tammy Morris, James Gay and Stephanie Pistey, girlfriend of William Chase for murder of Jake.
A report by News Herald
says Jake Hendershot , a former Hagerstown High School Student, in Parker, Florida was a model Christian youth who had been to South America on a mission trip to dig wells in jungle villages. According to his father Melvin Hendershot, a long-haul truck driver, Jake returned from his mission trip excited at the experience.
“He felt like he had accomplished something in life. He had done something for people who had no way to repay him … but they were really grateful.”
According to the News Herald's
report, Jake began experimenting with drugs, alcohol and pot after his parents divorced in March. His mother Tommae Hendershot, said he was not a bad boy, but he was unhappy after his parents divorced.
Jake went to Florida on June 22nd to visit his biological mother Nancy Robinson, who had given Jake up to the Tommae and Melvin Hendershot after his birth. It was during the visit that he met Stephanie Pistey.
Nancy Robinson says she did not like Pistey the first time she saw her. There was something about Pistey that didn't seem right, Robinson said.
According to MSNBC
, the murder of Jacob "Jake" Hendershot happened after two men of a vampire cult lured him into a house. Stephanie Pistley told Florida WBBH-TV that after Hendershot was lured into the house, William Chase, 17, and Joel Millsap, 25, beat and choked him to death. Pistey alleged that Joel Millsap attempted to cut Hendershot's throat.
A Daily Mail
report suggests Hendershot might have been killed because he was dating Pistey, William Chase's girlfriend.
Both Millsap and Chase confessed to the police.
Pistey, according to MSNBC
, said in the WBBH-TV interview,
"I know this is going to be crazy, but I believe that I'm a vampire and part werewolf."
Pistey, in her bizarre confession on camera, said she and Joel Millsap drank each others blood, but she denied she drank Jake Hendershot's blood.
The police arrested Tammy Morris, 30, on charges of accessory after the fact of murder. She was also charged with giving false information to the police. James Gay, 20, was charged with aggravated battery because, according to the police, he left the scene before Hendershot was choked to death.
, comments on the increasing incidence of people believing they are vampires, and suggests young people might be getting their vampire inspirations from movies.