A 19-year-old Missouri woman allowed her intoxicated boyfriend to cut her arm and drink her blood while discussing vampires, and then stabbed him during an ensuing argument, according to police. The AP reports Victoria Vanatter pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in connection with the Nov. 23 incident. Vanatter stabbed her boyfriend in the back and shoulder after he repeatedly hit her during the argument, Springfield police investigator Scott Hill wrote in a probable-cause statement that accompanied the criminal complaint.
Officers responding to Vanatter's 911 call said they found the bloodied couple, a heart drawn in blood on a living room wall, and "I'm sorry" scrawled in blood along with another heart on a kitchen counter. On the boyfriend's bare chest was a symbol of a cross that also appeared to be drawn in blood, Hill wrote. Vanatter told investigators that she routinely cut herself so she could drink her own blood and "believed she could become a serial killer," Hill wrote. Her boyfriend refused to cooperate with police and insisted his knife wounds were self-inflicted, Hill said. Vanatter also is charged as a persistent offender on probation for convictions last year of felony assault and felony domestic assault related to separate incidents in other counties. (Read more vampires stories.)