‘I enjoyed it’: Springfield woman accused of stabbing uncle pleads insanity

Sept 06, 2018
  • By Parker Perry
  • Staff Writer
Rebecca Isaac

A woman accused of stabbing her uncle while demanding money told investigators she enjoyed doing so, according to a new court document filed in the case.

Rebecca Isaac, charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence, changed her plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Isaac was arrested in January after her uncle said she stabbed him and took money from him.

“Detectives spoke to the victim at Miami Valley Hospital,” an affidavit filed in the case says. “He stated he was sitting in his chair when he awoke to a pain in his chest and stated his niece was stabbing him with a knife and demanded $500 at which time he stated ‘Becky do you know what you’re doing?’ and she replied ‘I’m going to kill you if I don’t get the money.’”

Isaac allegedly continued to stab the victim and forced him to retrieve $300 from a safe.

In the new court document filed by Clark County Public Defender Jim Marshall, Isaac is quoted by her attorney. The statements were allegedly made during an interview conducted by Springfield Police Detective Dan Dewine, the document says.

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“I’m going to let you know I enjoyed it,” the document says Isaac told investigators shortly after her arrest.

It also quotes her saying “I tried to tell mental health I am not right in the head” and “I was last in mental health ‘about a week ago for five days.”

“Mental Health in Clark County states that defendant has been admitted to mental health 13 times since 2014,” the document says. “Defense counsel is in the process but has not yet been provided defendant’s mental health records.”

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 11.