A sergeant at the Fort Carson base in Colorado is claiming he went temporarily insane after he stabbed a female soldier 74 times in her own barracks.
Brandy Fonteneaux, 28, was killed in her room at Fort Carson after being stabbed in the head and neck four times, along with another 70 wounds in her chest, arms, legs and back.
According to Fox 26, Sergeant Vincinte Jackson is now claiming he was suffering from temporary insanity at the time of the brutal attack in January.
Jackson allegedly went into Brandy’s room following a night out drinking when she woke up. He then launched his attack, stabbing and choking her to death.
Brandy’s grieving mother, Verona Fonteneaux, went through the pain of reading the entire autopsy report and even watched a video of a pathologist examining Brandy's body.
"I had to know…I had to see just what this man did to my daughter," she said.
Jackson is reported to have confessed to the killing, saying he went into the room following a 'psychotic break' after a night drinking.
Mrs. Fonteneaux said:
"It's disgusting; it's heartbreaking. I mean, it kept me in the bed for like four days. He stood by her bed and he touched it and that's what startled her and woke her up. And he just started stabbing her. She tried to break away, but -- just too many wounds."
According to the autopsy report, Brandy was stabbed 11 times in the chest, 16 times in the arms, and 43 times in the back.
The family has asked that Jackson gets life without parole, but his lawyers have argued that he was not in his right mind at the time, so should not be tried.
Brandy lived at the Colorado Springs base, but was originally from Houston. She graduated from Texas Southern University in 2009 and was a star on the track team.
She held the rank of specialist and had been in the Army two years. She was a food service specialist in the 4th Engineer Battalion.
The case is ongoing, but insanity or not, Jackson needs to be tried and punished for his actions.