Wichita woman convicted of beheading former boyfriend's mother

February 06, 2020 - 4:47 pm

Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP


A Wichita woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the decapitation death of her former boyfriend's mother, 63. 

Prosecutors say Rachael Hilyard, 38, cut off Micki Davis' head using two steak knives on April 9, 2017. Hilyard was convicted Thursday and sentencing is set for March 27. 

A prosecutor said Hilyard attacked Davis without provocation then grabbed a knife “to finish what she started.” Hilyard testified that she thought Davis was dead when she cut off her head. Her defense attorney says his client made bad decisions with horrible consequences.

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