NASHUA, N.H. (CBS/AP) – A New Hampshire teenager who was outside the master bedroom of a Mont Vernon home while the woman and her daughter who lived there were attacked with a machete said he heard screams and cries for help, then thuds.
Eighteen-year-old Quinn Glover said that when murder defendant Steven Spader left the master bedroom where the attacks took place a year ago, the machete he carried was covered in blood and hair.
“He was euphoric, excited. He seemed like he had just gotten off a roller coaster.”
Spader is on trial on charges he killed 42-year-old Kimberly Cates and maimed her then-11-year-old daughter, Jaimie.
In exchange for lesser charges, Glover has pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary and conspiracy for his role in the home invasion.
He will be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Glover is the first of three co-defendants to testify in Spader’s trial.
He later told the court that Spader was obsessed with killing people in the weeks before the attacks.
Glover said Spader wanted to break into homes, kill the occupants, stay overnight in the home, roast and eat the victims and stage their bodies for the media.
Glover said that Spader organized an anarchist group called “Disciples of Destruction,” or “D.O.D”, with the purpose of making money by committing crimes.
Several hours before the Mont Vernon attacks, Glover said Spader sent him a text message telling him they need to complete the goals of their brotherhood. He said Spader organized the October killing as a “D.O.D” mission.
“He said that the house would be random, like the Zodiac Killer,” Glover testified, “and that if we were random like him, we wouldn’t get caught.”
After the attacks, Glover testified, Spader said to him, “We broke up a family, isn’t that great?”
He added that Spader talked about doing it again, because it gave him a high similar to an addiction.
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