CBS News reported yesterday that Bedford killer Robert Atlas confessed to police that he stabbed his pregnant girlfriend to death in their Texas apartment on March 21. In an affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram, Tracy Anderson grabbed her cell phone and tried to call for help but died moments later on her bedroom floor.
The 6-page document outlines several chilling facts in the case:Medical examiners noted stab wounds to Tracy Anderson's stomach and chin. The victim also had defensive wounds on her hands, indicating that she fought with her attacker.Tracy Anderson was upset when she found her live-in-boyfriend at a bar late Friday night on March 21. Anderson showed up at the bar and argued with Robert Atlas, then left the bar visibly upset.Atlas also told friends that Tracy had locked him out of their new apartment several times, and that he would "kick the door in" the next time.When police arrived at the scene after they were dispatched for a welfare check, they noticed the damaged front door, which appeared as if someone had forced their way into the apartment.Detectives also stated in the affidavit that they found Tracy Anderson lying on her bedroom floor with her cell phone nearby. The pregnant woman had apparently crawled from the bathroom to the bedroom, where she pulled her cell phone from the wall. The charger was still attached.Robert Atlas told his mother that he loved Tracy Anderson but told several others that he no longer wanted to be in a relationship with her.In an eerie series of posts and comments on Facebook, Tracy Anderson stated: "Hate when people I love hurt me."On Robert Atlas' Facebook page, his mother Brenda Atlas tells her son that Tracy Anderson is "beautiful just like your mommy. Treat her just like you would want a man to treat your mom, and sisters. I love you my son!"
Brenda Atlas goes on to state in an interview with the Star-Telegram that her son Robert Atlas, who is accused of brutally stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in the face and stomach, "loved" Tracy and is "not a "monster."
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