Here we go again. A clearly deranged woman from El Paso, Texas, who was arrested last week after burning down her father’s house has blamed messages she think she heard in the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails. Christina Paz, 29, faces a felony charge of arson and remains locked up after she failed to post a $20,000 bond.
According to court documents obtained by The El Paso Times the extraordinary claim by the woman was made during the course of interviews with police after the incident. No one was hurt in the blaze but El Paso Fire Department spokesman George De La Torre estimated the fire caused around $50,000 in damage to the property.
According to the complaint affidavit Paz was read her Miranda right but chose to talk to a police investigator anyway. Paz told investigators she grew up in the house and had been staying their for a few days before she set it alight. Much to the relief of neighbours and relatives, Paz’s father had been in a nursing home dealing with an illness.
Paz continued by telling investigators “she was angry at her mom and dad for trying to kill her on Christmas Day, that they had planned to sodomize her and chop her up with the help of a neighbor.” An investigator asked Paz how she knew her parents wanted to kill her “and she said through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.”
Christina’s sister Anna Paz, told the El Paso Times said she has not been in contact with her sister in years. “I don’t condone what she did at all, but I believe this is a cry for help. It hurts to see this happen. It’s devastating because I lived there until I was 16. That was everything (George Paz) had, so I know he will be devastated.”
It isn’t the first time Marilyn Manson’s has been accused of being responsible for abhorrent crimes. The media was quick to point fingers at him after it was uncovered that the perpetrators of the Columbine School massacre in 1999 listened to his music.
Even a study from the University Of Melbourne in October last year linked Manson’s brand of music and heavy metal in general as a warning sign for mental illness and even suicide. But the ever eloquent Manson thinks those who point a finger in his direction should go take a hike. “I always knew that I never felt guilty or that I did something wrong. I despised people who accused me of doing that,” he told The Orange Playlist in an interview about Columbine.
He continued “I almost feel cheated if Columbine is talked about and I’m not mentioned because I went through so much bullshit and torment, emotionally and personally, and so much concentrated effort to destroy me that I feel I’m being left out when I’m not mentioned.”