Last Wednesday, Raphael Greaves posted on his Facebook page a photograph of a dark room adorned by a poster displaying the symbol of Lucifer. At one corner of the image there appeared to be a blurry, ghost-like fog.“
A picture of a spirit in our living room just now,” Greaves wrote in the photo caption. “I am honored by the Dark Lord.”
“Where’s the devil?” one person commented.
To this, Greaves’s girlfriend Angela Tierney responded: “He’s sitting next to me.”
Greaves, 36, was open about his Satanism. Earlier this month, he showed off new tattoos of the symbols of Lucifer and the Necronomicon, a black magic textbook featured in the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Greaves was the drummer and bassist in a heavy metal band called Santanicon.
But even Greaves’s closest friends never thought that the Sandusky, Ohio, resident had it within him to bring about hell itself.
Just past midnight on Sunday, the Sandusky police received a 911 call about a domestic dispute. On the line was Tierney, 31.
“Hello, my boyfriend just f—king threw me up against the wall,” she said, according to the Sandusky Register. “He’s coming at me right now.”
After giving the dispatcher her address, Tierney added: “I didn’t do anything. Drunk and goes ballistic, as always. Every f—king weekend I have to deal with this.
”Then there was screaming, and the line went dead.
By the time police arrived, it was too late: Tierney’s body was outside a neighboring house, Greaves’s in his doorway. A handgun lay beside his corpse.
Police are still investigating the incident, but it is suspected that Greaves killed Tierney before shooting himself.