(iWIDK By Alex Dorian) – One man’s superstition escalated to a violent rampage.
Dominick Anderson, a 27-year-old Harlem resident, attacked his 17-year-old sister, Simone, and his 62-year-old grandmother, Beverly Holmes, after he found a makeshift shrine in his sister’s closet containing a picture of him and a foot tall doll.
According to New York Daily News, Anderson had found the shrine two days prior to the incident and ended up using an artificial elephant tusk to beat his grandmother and sister.
Anderson’s mother, Mary, told reporters that he had recently stopped taking medication for a mental illness and alluded to the possibility that he may have bipolar disorder.
Six police officers were injured while attempting to subdue Anderson.
His grandmother died in Harlem Hospital on Wednesday night and his sister is reported to be in stable condition. Charges are still pending for Anderson.