Atascadero murder suspect felt “evil” coming from victim
May 31, 2013
An Atascadero man accused of killing his neighbor told police he felt an “evil” coming from the victim prior to her shooting death. [KCOY]
Mark Andrews, 49, admitted to shooting his neighbor Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, to death Saturday, according to an Atascadero police report.
“He felt an evil feeling coming from the victim,” the police report stated.
Andrews has previously received a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but he told police in an interview following the murder that he was not taking his medication. The murder suspect also said he was hearing voices and believed Barga-Milbury was a vampire.
On Saturday, Andrews drove his car to Barga-Milbury’s house and shot her twice with a rifle, once in the abdomen and a second time in the head, according to the police report.
In 2009, Andrew accused a female neighbor of molesting him. When police investigated the report, the neighbor said Andrews had been banging on her door and calling her names.
On Thursday, Andrews appeared in court but did not enter a plea. His attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu said he is considering proceeding with a mental health approach to Andrew’s case.
Andrews remains in San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $1 million.