This past Tuesday evening, October 28, Derek Ward, 35, beheaded his mother, Patricia Ward, 66, and then carried her body through a suburban street before throwing himself in front of a train in Farmingdale, New York.

Police say it appears that Patricia Ward, who was a well liked and well respected professor at SUNY Farmingdale was stabbed inside her Long Island apartment, then dragged down the hallway, then out into the street and beheaded.

Witnesses at the scene at first thought that it was a Halloween prank.

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Patricia Ward, 66, was beheaded by her 35-year-old son in front of her Long Island, NY apartment.

Via The NY Daily News:

Cops said the murder weapon was recovered, and the slain woman suffered multiple stab wounds and other signs of trauma — including broken ribs.

Passing drivers initially thought the corpse was some kind of Halloween prank until discovering the bloody truth.

Patricia Ward “was a member of the campus for 28 years,” Farmingdale State College announced in a statement. “She was well-known, well-liked and well-respected. The campus is a very sad place today.”

The veteran teacher’s headless remains were found less than a mile away and mere minutes before her son stepped into the path of an LIRR train, authorities said.

A worker assigned to clean up the dead woman’s luxury apartment on Secatogue Ave., where the killing occurred, described a macabre scene.

Blood still stained the entranceway and street Wednesday afternoon

“It’s kind of a mess,” the worker said. “There’s blood in the apartment, and some spots in the hallway and the stairs.” Read More…

More proof that knives don’t kill people, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.