Phoenix woman indicted for man's murder, burning his body
PHOENIX -- A Phoenix woman accused of stabbing and burning a man whose body she dismembered has been indicted by a grand jury.
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said Friday that Angela Simpson has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and abandonment or concealment of a dead body.
Police also arrested Edward McFarland, 36, for allegedly helping Simpson get rid of the body.
For two weeks Phoenix police pieced together clues in the gruesome murder mystery after finding a man's dismembered body burned inside a trash bin earlier this month.
On August 18, they announced the arrest of the person who they believe is his killer, 33-year-old Angela Simpson.
According to court documents, Simpson lured 46-year-old Terry Neely to a vacant apartment on the 9600 block of N 12th Ave for sex, and when she got him inside Simpson turned violent.
She's accused of hitting Neely with a tire iron and stabbing him at least 50 times with multiple knives. His body was found with a coaxial cable wrapped around his neck, and a 3 inch nail pounded into his head with a hammer.
Neely's arms and legs were also removed from his torso before he was dumped in a trash bin which was left burning near 9th and Peoria avenues.
Authorities found the body on August 5. Neely was last seen leaving an assisted living facility on August 2.
Court paperwork indicates Simpson thought he was a police snitch, but Phoenix authorities said Neely did not work with them as an informant.
Authorities said they identified Neely by his fingerprints.
Witnesses called police after finding Neely's motorized scooter at a nearby apartment complex.
Investigators searched apartments at the complex and in one of them found the carpet had been removed and bloodstains around the apartment.
A blood sample from the apartment matched one taken from the victim.
A witness told police that he had seen smoke coming from the apartment at one point and when he went to check saw a City of Phoenix trash can in the kitchen.
Reportedly Simpson and a man known as "Cracker" asked to borrow the witness's vehicle.
When they returned the car she told the witness she had killed Neely and cut him up. They threatened to kill the witness if he said anything about what had taken place
The County Attorney will decide at a later date to seek the death penalty.http://www.abc15.com/news/local/story/Phoenix-woman-indicted-for-mans-murder-burning/gHvus5CqJ0mJLHCT3nokYg.cspx