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November 6, 2012

Charges against son in assault case dropped


Police reported that during booking, Shawn McDermit made it clear he was homicidal and that he wanted to the kill the victim, claiming she had ruined his family. He told police he had planned how he was going to kill her for three days. He also told police he had sent his children a text stating how much he loved them and that he didn’t think he’d ever see them again.

The next day, the victim, staying at a different location, was allegedly approached by Kennith McDermit, who at first appeared helpful and friendly. But soon after, he became enraged and threatened to kill her.

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