Jarrod Wyatt Arrested for Taylor Powell Murder
Jarrod Wyatt Admits to Killing Taylor Powell, Ripping Out His Heart
MMA fighter Jarrod Wyatt is in custody for the murder of Taylor Powell, his friend and training partner, in Crescent City, California. Wyatt and Powell had allegedly consumed tea made from hallucinogenic mushrooms before getting into a fight two others were present: Wyatt's ex-girlfriend, Billy Jo Bailey; and friend Justin Davis, who called 911 when the fight began.
All involved in the incident were under the influence of the psychedelic mushrooms.
Taylor Powell's Body Mutilated
Jarrod Wyatt ended up killing Taylor Powell, and, according to Wyatt, cut out Powell's heart and tongue. Jarrod Wyatt told police that he believed Powell to have been "possessed by the devil".
Jarrod Wyatt faces a first-degree murder charge, as well as charges of aggravated mayhem and torture. Wyatt's lawyers will argue that he suffered a psychotic break due to drug use.
The victim and the suspect, according to the testimony, became preoccupied with the idea that a tidal wave was coming, that the end of the world was upon them and that a struggle between God and the devil was taking place.
Lee also said that Wyatt admitted he had cooked the body parts in a wood stove at the Klamath residence because he thought that Powell was still alive and that he needed to "stop the devil."