A dying teenager tried to speak to her mother after being stabbed, but the severely injured blood has just gurgled from her mouth.
Julia Cutter was waiting outside the diner where her 19-year-old daughter Savannah Burford worked to give her a ride home when Savannah was brutally stabbed by her colleague Gabriel Enrique Turcios, 18, on Wednesday in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
‘I happened to look … and he is walking towards the car … and then Gabe was right there. I didn’t know what she was doing … and then she fell, “said Cutter, who ran to his daughter.
‘You could say she was trying to tell me something, but blood gurgled from her mouth. Blood floated down the sidewalk. ‘
When Savannah lost consciousness, Cutter said he said to his daughter, “I love you.
‘I love you and I will always be with you, and I will always think of you, and when something happens to me I will be buried with you.
‘This is what I told her. I love you, I will always think of you and when I die I will be buried with you. ‘
‘I was unable to save her. I took off my coat and tried to stop the bleeding and I couldn’t, “Cutter said as he sobbed.
Police arrested Turcios blocks away from the attack moments later. Cutter and his family said that Turcios had persecuted the teenager, adding that the restaurant where they worked together did nothing to keep him separate from her.
Turcios is accused of first degree murder and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $ 1 million and he was due to return to court on March 6th.
Savannah’s brother, Jared Burford said, “He didn’t deserve it. He was 19 years old and was brutally murdered.”