Billy Nash admits stabbing his wife more than 70 times
"I'm sorry sergeant that you had to come out here tonight for this," a blood-soaked Billy Nash told the cops when they found him in his North Minneapolis duplex near his dying wife.
"She was driving me crazy. I killed the bitch."
Now he's going to prison.
Nash pleaded guilty yesterday to stabbing 42-year-old Pauline Nash more than 70 times on April 2 in a rampage that started as an argument over money. He was caught after one of his children awoke at about 3 a.m. to the mother's screams, witnessed the attack, and ran to a neighbor's house to call 911. A second child managed to grab 47-year-old Billy's knife and flee. (Download a copy of the criminal complaint here.)
Nash was living at the duplex in the 2400 block of Penn Avenue N. despite a judge's no-contact order. He'd been released from Hennepin County jail just 10 days previously, after an arrest for beating his wife.
They'd been married 24 years, and had six children.
Homicide Location: 2400 block of Penn Ave. N.
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2010 Minneapolis Homicides To Date:
- Oct. 17: Leo Daniel Kohorst
- Oct. 2: Maurice Meeks, 35
- Sept. 25: Timothy Wayne Wilson, 28
- Sept. 17: Christopher de Ronde, 21
- Aug. 14: Charles Kentrell Jones, 17
- Aug. 3: Charles Anthony Means, 21
- July 28: Carl Antoine Miller, 47
- July 25: Gilbert Jordan, 28
- June 21: Cordale Moore, 26
- July 11: Lashon Scott, 27
- July 11: Tirso Cruz Gomez, 24
- July 5: Anthony Titus, 16
- July 2: Lionel Franklin, 38
- June 13: Andrew James Battees, 16
- June 12: Phelandis Depure Jackson, 29
- June 10: Matthew Deon Johnson, 22
- May 29: Cedric Hunter Jr., 18
- May 24: Derrick Gregory Martin, 20
- May 21: Anton Warren, 31
- May 21: Romaze Stevens, 30
- May 4: DeCarl Antonio Starr, 18
- April 28: Amy Terborg, 28
- April 8: Tony Gale, 37
- April 2: Pauline Nash, 42
- March 30: Kenneth Sims, 21
- March 23: Robert Blake Castonguay, 26
- March 17: James E. King Jr., 20
- February 27: Alisha Neely, 17
- February 13: Drew Heinkle, 25
- February 4: Michael Fonta, 45
- January 17: Marvin Ray Maynard, 16
- January 20: Orlando Keith Nunn, 21
- January 8: Walter Lee Dolley Jr., 19
- January 6: Abdifatah Warfa, 28
- January 6: Mohamed Warfa, 30
- January 6: Anwar Mohammed, 31
- January 2: Dontae D. Johnson, 31
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