ESTACADA, Ore. — The ex-girlfriend of an Oregon man accused of killing his mother on Mother’s Day and then cutting off her head and carrying it into a store says her ex-boyfriend’s eyes “did not look right” beginning two months before the incident.

Court documents state Heather Suydam noticed a drastic change in Joshua Webb’s behavior before the incident, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2rs2IVL ) Tuesday.

Suydam told authorities that Webb called her on April 8 and told her about an “odd, squid-pulsing sensation” he was having in the back of his head. This call came a few days after Suydam said Webb became “super religious,” but that it was unclear what faith he started believing in.

Webb, 36, remains held in jail on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse in the May 14 death of his mother, 59-year-old Tina Webb. He is accused of killing his mother, driving her vehicle to a nearby city and carrying her head into the town’s only grocery store, investigators said. He is then accused of running to the back of the store and stabbing 64-year-old Thriftway employee Mike Wagner.

Wagner and other employees subdued Webb, who was covered in blood and armed with a knife, and tied him up with duct tape until emergency responders arrived, witnesses said. Wagner underwent surgery for his injuries and is recovering at home, his family said.

Webb faces additional charges in the stabbing of Wagner and death of his dog at the family home.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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