COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A self-professed bipolar woman accused of stabbing her visiting mother-in-law to death in a Colorado Springs apartment threw her baby at police before trying to escape on foot, according to new reports.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Ellyzabeth Joy Rainey held her baby up to officers and told them to prepare to catch the child because she was preparing to run. When the officers asked her why, she reportedly responded “because I just killed someone.”
After one officer caught the baby she hurled through the air, another officer chased Rainey down and arrested her in the courtyard of the apartment building.
Rainey, 19, told officers she was in the process getting a divorce with her husband, Jason, whose mother, Deborah Rainey, 59, was in town visiting the couple from San Francisco on Wednesday.
Deborah’s body was discovered by police after they arrested Ellyzabeth.
According to court documents, Ellyzabeth had recently received psychiatric care after hearing “voices” that told her Deborah was going to take everything from her. Ellyzabeth told officers she was tired of Deborah pushing her around and snapped on Wednesday.
According to the Gazette, Ellyzabeth told officers she threw boiling water on her mother-in-law then threw weights at her head before stabbing her multiple times. Ellyzabeth also reportedly told officers she poured bleach into Deborah’s mouth and nose.
Ellyzabeth has a history of domestic violence and told officers she is has bipolar disordered, but has not received any medication for the condition since she was diagnosed as a 10-year-old.