A woman has smiled happily in her mugshot after being accused of murdering her boyfriend with a sword on Christmas Eve.
Police were called to a home in Cape Girardeau, in the US state of Missouri, on Friday at about 11pm (local time) after a “report of suspicious activity”.
“Upon arrival, officers located an adult female standing outside of a residence with apparent blood on her clothing,” police said in a statement.
“The female subject was later identified as Brittany Wilson, a 32 year-old female.”
She was detained and police found a 34-year-old man dead inside the house with fresh stab wounds to his body.
A sword was found on the lawn of the home, local outlet KFVS reported.
Police determined the deceased man was Wilson’s boyfriend.
The woman was arrested and charged with first degree murder. It is further alleged she and her partner had taken methamphetamine earlier that day.
Wilson also told police that she believed her boyfriend, named as Harrison Stephen Foster, had several other entities living in his body, and she was setting him free by stabbing him.
She is being held on a bond of US$2 million.
After police shared it on social media, the photo of her mugshot has since gone viral due to the disturbing nature of her smile.
"She looks happier than most people I know. Like genuinely happy," one person commented under the police post.
"This photo will come back to haunt her," another remarked.
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