Suspect Arrested For Stabbing Asian Woman in the Head for Being Asian

January 13, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, IN—A Bloomington, Indiana woman responsible for stabbing an 18-year-old female exiting a bus has been arrested. Police said she stabbed the woman because she is Asian, according to a probable cause affidavit.

On Wednesday, at around 4:43 p.m., 56-year-old Billie R. Davis was a passenger on Bloomington Transit Bus 1777, when she stabbed an 18-year-old woman exiting the bus using a folding knife.

The knife attack resulted in multiple puncture wounds to the victim’s head, according to The Bloomingtonian.

The victim was immediately taken to Bloomington Hospital for treatment.

Davis told police, “It would be one less person to blow up our country.” And emphasized she had intended to kill the victim after police located her.

“A review of bus video surveillance shows that (name withheld by the Bloomingtonian) and Billie Davis were not together and had no prior confrontations or negative interactions. The video shows Davis removing and unfolding the knife immediately prior to (victim’s name) exiting the bus. Billie appears to turn for a better position while clutching the knife. Davis then stabs and/or attempts to stab (victim) in on top of her head approximately seven times. Davis then folds the knife, puts it back in her pocket, and returns to her seat position on the bus. Davis doesn’t appear to acknowledge (victim) after stabbing her or have any other contact. Davis then exits the bus and was later located, arrested by Bloomington Police Officers,” according to PC.

The 56-year-old suspect was remanded to the Monroe County Jail for attempted murder, level 1 felony; aggravated battery, level 3 felony; battery by means of a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, reports The Bloomingtonian.

Billie R. Davis goes by multiple aliases: Billie Ranard, Billie R. Wyttenbach, and Billie R. Pottorff.

Feature Image via Monroe County Correctional Center via Bloomington

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