ON THIS DAY, 12th March in 2018, a Muslim convert stabbed a woman and two children at a birthday sleepover in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
PALM BEACH SLEEPOVER STABBINGS
During a sleepover at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Corey Johnson, a 17 year old Muslim convert cut a 13 year old boy's throat and stabbed two others, for 'offending his Muslim faith'.
Johnson had attended a meal celebrating the upcoming birthday of 13 year old Jovanni Sierra Brand just hours before cutting his throat at his birthday sleepover.
Corey Johnson was photographed at the head of the table at a pizza restaurant just two seats away from birthday boy, Jovanni Sierra Brand who he killed hours later.
The 17-year-old ISIS supporter told police after his arrest that he killed Brand for idolising celebrities and repeatedly knifed Elaine Simon, 43, and her 13-year-old son, Dane Bancroft, for disrespecting his Muslim faith.
Johnson claimed "Jovanni was [idolizing] famous people and referencing them as gods (which went against the Muslim faith) and Johnson felt Dane ‘made fun of’ his Muslim faith and the fact that Johnson prayed and kissed the ground,”
He also claimed that he read Quran on his phone to give him 'courage' to carry out the bloody stabbing spree.
When police went to interview the boy's family, his mother and grandparents said Corey was fascinated with Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Kim Jong Un, and that he had recently began studying the Quran.
In January 2017, local law enforcement agencies and FBI agents met with staff at William T Dwyer High School, where Johnson was a student at the time to discuss information suggesting that the teen had reached out to ISIS online saying that he wished to join the murderous terrorist group.
Johnson told police that he decided about 4 a.m. on Monday 12th March that he would kill Jovanni, Dane and Dane’s mother before they woke up.
Johnson first went to a loft area where Jovanni was sleeping and fatally stabbed him and cut his throat.
Around 5:45a.m., Simon - awakened by commotion and the sounds of Jovanni moaning - went upstairs to check on her sons and their two friends.
Johnson attacked her next, stabbing her so many times that she fell down the stairs; Johnson also stabbed Dane 32 times, as he tried to protect his mother.
When officers responded, they found Simon and Dane severely injured.
Jovanni was pronounced dead at the scene; it was the morning of his 13th birthday.
WE REMEMBER THE VICTIMS.