Mugshot of Roena Cheryl Mills / Mercer County Jail
An insane Virginia woman accused of beheading her boyfriend allegedly shouted during her arrest that police officers “have to take me back and let me get my heads.”
Roena Cheryl Mills, 41, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, was arrested last week in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Bo White, who was found dead inside of a residence in Lerona, West Virginia, WVSN-TV reported.
West Virginia Metro News reports that Mills appeared at a competency hearing on Monday in which a judge ruled she needed further evaluation. A court-ordered mental evaluation is scheduled for Wednesday to determine if Mills can stand trial.
According to court documents, the murder happened on April 1, 2018 in Lerona, Mercer County. Deputies were called to Eden Valley Road where they reportedly found Mills covered in blood and wearing a glove on her left hand.
She allegedly told officials a false name and said she was cut by being thrown through a glass door. During that time, officers said she became combative and was arrested. In the deputy’s car, Mills reportedly said “you have to take me back and let me get my heads.”
Later that day, investigators said they received a call about a murder on Clover Lane. There, deputies said they found a man decapitated inside of his home and a glove that matched the same on Mills was wearing. Deputies also said they found a body part of the victim near the woods, close to the victim’s home.
Fox News reports that Mercy County Prosecutor George Sitler said it’s unclear how White died and didn’t disclose a possible motive.
“We do not know if he was killed by the beheading or if he expired before that,” Sitler said.
An autopsy is pending.
Mills has been charged with second-degree murder and, according to jail records, is being held at the Southern Regional Jail on a $210,000 cash only bond.