Murderers typically fall into two categories: those who plan and think about the murder they're going to commit days and weeks in advance, and those who commit horrible acts in the heat of the moment.
Colorado killer Richard Darling sort of falls into both categories.
On October 31, around 10 at night, police were called to an area of North Potomac Street in the town of Aurora, Colorado. They were responding to the scene of a homicide.
However, that was only the beginning of the nightmare that they were about to encounter. When they arrived, they found a 55-gallon drum that was on fire. Also at the scene was Richard Darling.
At first, the police were confused about what exactly had happened, but that didn't last long.
After they put out the burning drum and arrested Darling, police found human remains inside the barrel. That's when Candace Chamberlain came forward and identified the remains as belonging to Rey Pesina. Chamberlain had been a lover to both men.
This is what Chamberlain says happened that night.
Apparently, the two men got into a fight after Pesina found out about Chamberlain's affair. Things quickly escalated, and Darling shot Pesina in the head. He then cut off Pesina's head, hacked off his arms and legs, and filleted the body before dumping it all in the 55-gallon barrel and setting it on fire.
After hearing that, it didn't take police very long to charge Darling (pictured below) with first-degree murder. He's currently being held without bail.
(via West World)
Well, that's not good. I think it's safe to say that the attorney general is going to be throwing the book at Darling.