A 911 call from a woman in Holiday helps illustrate the chilling scene that unfolded when a man she had taken into her home woke her up to say he'd just stabbed the other woman who lived there.
In the 3 a.m. call released by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Lillian Meyer, 85, tells the dispatcher, "I just was woke up by the other person that lives here and he says he just killed the lady that lives here with me. … My god."
The dispatcher asks where the man is at that moment.
"Right here with me," Meyer says sleepily. "Do you want to talk to him?"
The call has an eerie casualness. When the dispatcher asks when the stabbing happened, a man's voice answers calmly in the background, "a half an hour ago."
On Wednesday, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said that Warren Birkbeck, 71, who previously served prison time for manslaughter and murder, fatally stabbed Denise Cook, 42, at the home. Birkbeck confessed to the crime a second time after his arrest, Nocco said.
"There's no other way to say this, he's a killer," Nocco said.
In the 911 call, with deputies on the way, Meyer eventually hands the phone over to Birkbeck.
"Hello? ... I killed a girl because she's nothing but a cheating b---- and everything else. I've just had it," he says. "I just flipped out tonight and I ended up killing her."
When deputies arrive, he can be heard speaking once more, his mouth away from the phone.