'Vampires' arrested for attack on man who refused to give them blood

Taste for blood: Aaron Homer and Amanda Williamson

A homeless man has been attacked by two 'vampires' after he failed to provide them with a free lunch - a serving of his own blood.  When American Robert Mayley, of Phoenix, Arizona, mocked Aaron Homer and Amanda Williamson and refused to let them suck his blood, the couple allegedly decided to help themselves by stabbing their victim.

According to U.S. news reports, Mayley, 25, told police that the couple were into 'vampire stuff and paganism'. He also admitted to authorities that he had let them drink his blood in the past. On the night of the attack, police were called to Homer and Williamson's apartment - which they sometimes shared with Mayley - after being alerted by firefighters attending an emergency call in the neighbourhood.

When questioned about a trail of blood at the scene, Homer at first said his girlfriend had been the victim of an attack. But he later admitted stabbing Maley, saying he had been making fun of the couple. Sergeant Joe Favazzo of the Chandler Police Department said: 'These people practice paganism and vampireism and follow the vampire cult.

'We have young people that are very impressionable that are following...this vampire culture...and they're going to get infections, it's dangerous.'

Homer, 24, has been charged with  aggravated assault and jointly charged with Williamson, 21 with filing a false report to police.

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So-called 'vampire' pleads not guilty

CHANDLER, AZ - A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to stabbing his roommate who refused to let him drink his blood.  Aaron Homer was arraigned in Maricopa County Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false reporting.

According to Chandler police, when an officer responded to the couple's apartment on Oct. 4 near Alma School and Ray roads, he found Homer and his girlfriend Amanda Williamson inside with a large amount of blood around the residence as well as a trail leading from the apartment.

Homer reportedly told police a man had attacked Williamson, who stabbed the man in self defense. Police say Williamson gave a similar account but details of the couple's stories differed, leading officers to believe the pair may be lying.

Police located the victim Robert Maley several blocks away, where he was found to have a large stab wound to his left arm.  Maley said Homer stabbed him after he refused to let Homer suck his blood, according to police.  Maley reportedly told officers Homer and Williamson were "into vampire stuff and paganism." He had apparently let the couple drink his blood once before, but did not allow them to on Monday, explaining that Homer then became angry and attacked him.

Police said the man left the apartment after being stabbed because he had multiple warrants out for his arrest.  The couple reportedly continued evading officers and offering differing accounts of the incident while being interviewed.

After being confronted with information provided by the victim, police say Homer admitted to stabbing the man after he allegedly made fun of the couple's religion.  Police ended up arresting Williamson as well, who is also accused of lying to police and trying to cover up the stabbing.

Homer is scheduled to be back in court for an initial pretrial conference on Dec. 7.

 

So-called 'vampire' gets 3 years probation

 

March 14, 2011 -- A man that police say stabbed his roommate who refused to let him suck his blood in Chandler was sentenced to three years probation Monday morning.

Aaron Homer was arrested in October after Chandler police found him and his girlfriend Amanda Williamson at an apartment near Alma School and Ray roads with a large amount of blood inside.

Homer reportedly told police a man had attacked Williamson, who stabbed the man in self defense. Police say Williamson gave a similar account but details of the couple's stories differed, leading officers to believe the pair may be lying.

Police located the victim Robert Maley several blocks away, where he was found to have a large stab wound to his left arm. Maley said Homer stabbed him after he refused to let Homer suck his blood, according to police. 

Maley reportedly told officers Homer and Williamson were "into vampire stuff and paganism." He had apparently let the couple drink his blood once before, but did not allow them to on Monday, explaining that Homer then became angry and attacked him.

Police said the man left the apartment after being stabbed because he had multiple warrants out for his arrest. Williamson was also arrested, but there's no word yet on her sentence.

 

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