ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — Ormond Beach police say an alleged devil-worshipping male escort killed his “sugar daddy” over $800.
Dillon O’Donnell, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old William Davis III.
According to a police report obtained by CBS Tampa, authorities found Davis’ bloodied body outside his home on April 5. Police say O’Donnell used a cement lion statue to severely beat Davis. The victim was also repeatedly stabbed.
Police found several text messages on Davis’ cell phone where O’Donnell said he wanted to meet him that night.
Authorities went to the suspect’s apartment and talked to his roommates who told them that O’Donnell said Davis owed him money and that “he was going to kill” his “sugar daddy.”
“He told me and my brother what he was going to do but we thought he was kidding,” 21-year-old Richard DeForest told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “He was satanic so we thought it had something to do with that. We thought he was looking for attention.”
DeForest also told the paper that O’Donnell recently started working as a male escort.
Another roommate, Joel Draheim, told police that he saw O’Donnell back at the apartment covered in blood after coming back from meeting Davis. He said he saw a naked O’Donnell wiping down his arms with a wet towel to try to get the blood off.
“When we saw him we didn’t even ask why he had blood on his arms,” DeForest told the News-Journal. “I thought it was that devil-worship stuff.”
The police report also states that the roommates saw O’Donnell trying to pull the license plate off the back of Davis’ car which he took and saw O’Donnell stuffing bloody clothes into a bag.
O’Donnell was arrested and taken into custody last Friday.