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A US man accused of beheading his girlfriend reportedly told a friend "I’m going to chop her f****** head off' before he allegedly committed the crime.
Alexis Saborit, 42, of Shakopee in Minnesota was previously charged with second-degree murder of America Mafalda Thayer, 55, on July 28.
He has since been indicted for first-degree murder after the charges revealed he told a friend days before her murder that he would behead Thayer.
According to FOX9, Saborit told investigators Thayer was threatening to leave him so he grabbed a knife and killed her by stabbing Thayer in the neck.
It has been revealed a 911 call had been made after a man was seen throwing a headless body out of a car.
When officers arrived at 4th Avenue and Spencer Street at around 2:30pm, they were shocked to find the victim's body lying on the ground next to the car.
Officers quickly located Saborit just a short distance away from the scene, where he was arrested and taken into custody.
Saborit had previously been convicted of gross misdemeanour domestic assault, according to KMSP.
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Thayer worked between two jobs – one at the Dollar Tree in Shakopee as well as at MyPillow.
Speaking to KMSP, a colleague said Thayer had been in a long-term relationship with the suspect and domestic abuse had been a consistent problem.
My Pillow co-worker and friend Jamie Worley said Thayer worked 70 hours a week, according to the outlet.
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He said: "I went there today and went to the store and got her a rose and a teddy bear to put on her desk. When I got there I didn’t even look at any other of my co-workers.
"I just stood at her desk with my head down. Everyone was just crying. It was a very emotional day and it still is," Worley reportedly said.
Saborit is currently in custody but the new charges have increased his bond to $4 million.
He is next due in court on October 25.
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