UPDATE JULY 31 from The SUN – Alexis Saborit, 42, of Shakopee is charged with second-degree intentional murder in the death of America Thayer, 55 on Wednesday.
In a previous assault trial, “Saborit also asked the judge if he could be deported to his own country instead of standing trial. The judge said no and set his bail at $2.5 million,” reporter Lou Raguse said.
The article does not state WHAT country that is.
A MAN was arrested for allegedly “beheading and dumping the ‘bloody body’ of a Minnesota woman on the street,” police said.
Disturbing footage circulating online appeared to show the moment America Thayer, 55, was dragged from her car and attacked before her body was left on the pavement in Shakopee, Minneapolis, on Wednesday.
Police said Alexis Saborit, 42, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder after her grisly death as officers recovered a large knife in an alley near the scene.
Thayer and Saborit were reportedly in a relationship with each other and cops said it was “not a random act.”
Authorities have not said what motivated the attack, but Saborit has a criminal history that includes a domestic assault conviction for an attack against Thayer in 2017.
At that time, she said they had been dating seven years.
Alexis Saborit has allegedly admitted beheading his girlfriend after she reportedly tried to break up with him, claim police.
America Thayer, 55, was brutally dragged from her car and decapitated before her body was left on the pavement in Shakopee, Minneapolis.
Prosecutors allege Alexis Saborit, 42, fatally attacked America Thayer, 56, on Wednesday afternoon at in intersection in Shakopee.
He was charged with murder on Friday for allegedly beheading the woman while they were in a car in traffic.
Saborit appeared to admit to police that he killed Thayer because she wanted to break up.
“On the way to court, Victim told the Defendant she wanted to get rid of the Defendant and end her relationship with him. The Defendant said he used a knife to kill Victim because she had “gone too far” in her abuse of him and in her comments about ending their relationship,” the court document read.
THAYER WAS ‘SABORIT’S BIGGEST ADVOCATE’
Thayer’s murder was apparently committed at about the same time that Saborit was meant to appear in court for his arson charge, which Thayer had previously bailed him out on.
There was also an assault case against Saborit for allegedly assaulting Thayer, Raguse reported.
SABORIT ASKED TO BE DEPORTED INSTEAD OF FACING TRIAL
“Saborit also asked the judge if he could be deported to his own country instead of standing trial. The judge said no and set his bail at $2.5 million,” reporter Lou Raguse said.
The article does not state WHAT country that is.
UPDATE JULY 30 – from Fox9 Minneapolis – Beheading victim has been identified as 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer. A suspect is in custody in connection with her death.
Around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street. When they arrived at the scene, officers saw a body without a head lying on the ground next to a car, according to a search warrant. The victim’s head was lying next to the body.
Officers quickly apprehended a 42-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder, the Shakopee Police Department said. He is being held in the Scott County Jail pending charges.
The suspect has not yet been identified
A coworker said Thayer worked at the Dollar Tree in Shakopee as well as at MyPillow. They said the victim had been in a long-term relationship with the suspect and domestic abuse had been a consistent problem.
ORIGINAL STORY AND VIDEO (WARNING!) – Alpha News Minnesota:
Police investigating alleged beheading in Shakopee (a suburb of Minneapolis)
A person was allegedly beheaded in Shakopee, a Minneapolis suburb, on Wednesday afternoon, video and pictures from the scene seem to confirm.
Alpha News reviewed the videos and pictures but has decided not to publish them due to their extremely graphic nature.
CrimeWatch Minneapolis states: “If our info about the suspect is correct, he was scheduled to appear in court today on another felony charge from last fall. He had been out on bail despite the fact that he was ordered to have a mental illness evaluation.”
The victim and suspect were in “some type of relationship,” sources told Fox 9. The murder took place in broad daylight, shortly before 3 p.m., near the intersection of 4th Avenue and Spencer Street.
Alpha News obtained a video allegedly recorded at this same cross street, which shows a man pulling a body from the passenger door of a vehicle before picking up a severed head and dropping it on the ground.
This footage was originally posted to Snapchat with a caption that identifies it as being recorded on 4th Avenue in Shakopee. It also shows a grey Chrysler 300 — the same make and model of car that police were seen investigating in aerial images captured by a news helicopter following the incident.