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Video: Woman confesses to news crew that she stabbed her mother

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A Tennessee woman admitted on camera to stabbing her mother three times.

The 61-year-old victim was reportedly stabbed in the neck, chest and belly before dawn Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  It happened in the victim’s apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Hours after the victim was found, a WVLT news crew was interviewing the victim’s friend and neighbor on camera when the victim’s daughter, 31-year-old Katie Nichols, arrived and approached them.  Nichols told the news crew her version of what happened.

“The satanic cult in this city has been casting satanic spells on me for three, four days. I’m exhausted. I came home and found out my mom was the ringleader and was trying to kill my daughter,” Nichols said.

Nichols claimed there were spells and satanic symbols, disguised as knick-knacks, all over her mother’s home.  She said she stabbed her mother three times, “and she should have died,” but the woman was still breathing when Nichols took her own young daughter and left after the stabbing.

Nichols said she took her daughter to a rural location to wait for a sign that it was safe to come back.  She said she had not slept in four days because “They were trying to kill me with curses and if I had slept, I might have died.”

“All of the satanic cult has been rounded up and killed now,” Nichols said.

The victim was last known to be hospitalized in intensive care after undergoing surgery.

Nichols was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.  She was held in the Knox County, Tennessee Jail.

Watch more of the WVLT interview with Katie Nichols here:



  • TK

    Way to go Tennessee CPS! What would’ve happened if she blamed her daughter instead of her mom for Satanism. I suppose the mental illness of delusional violent rage, doesn’t make her a bad mom. RIP 61 year old mom. What a terrible way to go.

    • Lynn

      She isn’t dead yet, so no need to RIP. ATTEMPTED murder. Read the words, love. Her daughter stabbed her, she went to the ICU and to surgery. She is alive if not kicking at the moment. The stabber is in jail and in serious need of some antipsychotic meds, if I do say so.

      • TK

        RIP to the 61 year old mom that she stabbed. How sad that you get stabbed and killed by your own daughter. Terrible.

      • TK

        In other words- The broke Tennessee system will let her go, and she will finish the job. RIP 61 yr old mom. Cps will be happy put that little girl back with her, cause she’s not a bad mom. She will get her child support and food stamps. Nothing will happen to her. Watch.

      • that1girl

        @TK You replied to a post, TWICE, with RIP 61 yr old mom, stabbed and killed by your own daughter…well you might try READING the article AND the post you replied on…the woman did NOT die!!! Hence the reason she’s only being charged with ATTEMPTED murder. The woman is in the ICU recovering from surgery! Sorry but if you’re going to take the time to comment on a post…don’t make yourself look like a complete idiot doing it! Probably why so many of the schools in the area are at the bottom of the list as far as standardized tests are concerned. If the parents cannot read and comprehend a simple article, how can we expect children to? I don’t comment much on here, but it gets old reading comment after comment on different articles by people who either A) don’t know how to read, or B) didn’t bother to pay attention while they were reading. Makes the QCA look remarkable!

  • Irma D.

    Very sad story. As a mental health professional, this woman clearly has mental health issues and an intensive evaluation needs to be done immediately.

  • that1girl

    Here’s my concern…she stated that “All of the satanic cult has been rounded up and killed now.” I wonder if there are more victims they haven’t found yet? I feel terrible for the little girl, but blessed that she didn’t suffer the same fate, if not worse, than her Grandmother.

  • look into

    commenters are only slamming the daughter – why is noone looking into the mother who got stabbed? LOOK INTO THIS, google “SRA”, google “Ted Gunderson FBI”, we were never yet told where lindsey grahams nuke warning stolen nukes ever went – those are still hidden somewhere in america right now!

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