Woman arrested in WV for cutting man’s head off found competent to stand trial

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UPDATE (5/11/18 12:00 PM):  A Mercer County Judge made a ruling in a murder case where a woman accused of cutting a man’s head off in West Virginia. 

According to Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler, Roena Mills was found competent to stand trial.

Mills is accused of second-degree murder after she was found covered in blood on April 1, 2018.  She allegedly decapitated Bo White at a home in the Lerona area of Mercer County.  A preliminary hearing in the case will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.


A competency hearing for a woman accused of cutting a man’s head off was held Monday morning at the Mercer County Courthouse. 

Roena Cheryl Mills from Rural Retreat Virginia is charged with 2nd-degree murder. At Monday’s hearing, the judge ruled Mills needed further evaluation. 

According to court documents, the murder happened on April 1, 2018, in Lerona, Mercer County. Deputies were called to Eden Valley Road where they reportedly found Mills covered in blood and wearing a glove on her left hand. She allegedly told officials a false name and said she was cut by being thrown through a glass door. During that time, officers said she became combative and was arrested. In the deputies’ car, Mills reportedly said “you have to take me back and let me get my heads.”

Later that day, investigators said they received a call about a murder on Clover Lane. There, deputies said they found a man decapitated inside of his home. Deputies said they also found another body part of the victim in the home where they originally found Mills. 

Employees at Southern Regional Jail said Mill was talking about killing someone while she was at the jail. The victim’s father told deputies the two were dating. 

The case now heads to the grand jury in June. 

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