NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged in a deadly home invasion and machete attack says he fantasized about torturing and killing his mother from age 14 on because she abused him.

Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Gribble testified Monday that his mother used to pin him down and painfully pop acne on his back and pull hairs from his head.

His mother testified earlier Monday that she once spanked him hard enough to break the wooden spoon she was using. But she denied other things he told mental health counselors about past abuse.

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports

Gribble has admitted stabbing Kimberly Cates to death and trying to kill her daughter in their Mont Vernon home in 2009. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

He says he thought often about taking his mother to the woods and cutting off little pieces of her to hear her scream.

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Comments (7)
  1. John says:

    Yes, yes yes. And the devil made me do it. It’s his fault.

  2. Cynic says:

    A lot of people have unhappy childhoods. Doctors,Lawyers,Cops,Firemen,Truck Drivers,Plumbers,Electricians,Judges,accountants,Nurses,Airline Pilots,even US Senators……….So What?…. Now we can ad Prisoners doing life to the list.

  3. emom says:

    OH MY GOD< this child obviously didnt get spanked enough,, FANTISIZED about killing his mother at 14 ,, Oh there is some serious issues with that kid BUT sorry its not insanity,, He's sick alright, but he needs more than just a physco ward he 24 /7 monitoring and jail , sorry he murderedhas admitted to wanting to murder before so if you are insane you would not say you want to murder,,, he is trying to get out of jail free by pleading this way.. He is crazy but not insane. THROW THE BOOK AT HIM AND SENTENCE TO LIFE IN PRISON.. sorry that child lost her mother she alm ost died and he is saying he is insane and couldnt control himself,, YEAH right then as a society we cant control ourselfs to FEED HIM< or TAKE CARE OF HIM,, throw him to the wolves,,,, fot in jail insane sure… loser.

  4. snwqn says:

    Watching this kid makes my blood boil. I don’t believe he’s insane and I doubt you’ll find many that do. He’s a sick human being but not insane and the more he talks the more I believe he’s NOT. He’s a lying, conniving monster is what he is.

  5. lewtwo says:

    Another home schooling success story.

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