Jailhouse Interview: No Regrets in Random, Brutal Slashing

By Michelle Wayland
|  Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:06 AM PDT
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Jailhouse Interview: No Regrets in Random, Brutal Slashing

Eric Russell Andreasen, 37, has a tattoo on his right arm that reads “Demon.” (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Jailhouse Interview: No Regrets in Random, Brutal Slashing

The suspect has a tattoo on his right arm that reads "Demon" – an appropriate word for the crime he is accused of committing.
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A man police say brutally slashed and killed a woman with a knife in broad daylight spoke out from jail Saturday.  He briefly talked about the victim, his past and whether he regrets the alleged killing.

Eric Russell Andreasen, 37, has a tattoo on his right arm that reads “Demon” – an appropriate word for the crime he is accused of committing.

Katherine Parker, 54, was stabbed Friday in the parking lot outside a Hallmark store in the 2400 Block of Vista Way in Oceanside.  She was visiting from Lincoln in Northern California with her family.

"He cut her across the stomach, he cut her across the neck, and he cut her mouth and up," said one witness.

Andreasen stabbed Parker, threw the knife, then sat down and waited for police to arrive, according to witnesses.

  • Reporter:  “Did you know the woman who was killed yesterday?”
  • Andreasen: “No, I don’t know the woman who was killed yesterday.”
  • Reporter:  “Had you seen her before?”
  • Andreasen: “I’m not sure, I don’t think so.”
  • Reporter: “Do you regret what happened?”
  • Andreasen: “Not exactly.”

The suspect did not want his face to be seen on camera. 

Andreasen had been abused in prison before and had just got off parole, he said. When the reporter tried to press him further about the stabbing he said “no more questions,” and put down the phone.

The victim was airlifted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with critical injuries Friday where she later died.

"To have your wife or your sister come to Hallmark, Patty's Hallmark, and to have something happen in the middle of the day on a Friday afternoon, it just doesn't make any sense," a witness said.

There is no clear motive and the attack appears to be random.

Andreasen is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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