WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — A man charged with murder told police he had smoked marijuana, took meth, and consumed mushrooms before stabbing his girlfriend after she confessed to cheating on him, an arrest affidavit said.
Shaun Thomas Mireles, 22, had rented a unit at the Cypress Creek Cottages in Wimberley with his girlfriend, Denise M. Manning, 45, on March 25.
The next day, Manning was found dead in the driveway by a couple who were driving by.
Mireles told police after eating the psychedelic mushrooms between 4-5 a.m., the two were “tripping” and Manning said she had been cheating on him, the document said. She did not appear to be upset about it, which made him mad, according to the affidavit.
He told police the two had dated for the last four years, and had been dating each other exclusively for the past year.
Mireles added that he “overreacted and got really mad” at Manning, and went to the kitchen and got a knife, the warrant said.
As Manning was sitting outside smoking a cigarette, Mireles stabbed her, the document said. He told police he then became upset at what he had done and stabbed himself.
Mireles then went to the bedroom and passed out and woke up when officers arrived around 8 a.m.
Prior to eating the mushrooms, Mireles said the two shared a joint, “shot gunned” meth, and drank beer.
Mireles was flown by helicopter to University Medical Center Brackenridge to be treated for his self-inflicted injuries.
He has been charged with first-degree murder and his bond was set at $500,000.