2012 Obsession Leads To Murder
I guess we’ll never know, but I’d like to think that the key causes of this murder are alcohol and rage… even if they were arguing about the end of the Mayan Calendar.
Smith said in opening arguments Thursday that Humphreys shot Peterson during an alcohol-fueled rage that was exacerbated by his mother’s recent death and his obsession with the 12-21-12 “Mayan Apocalypse” prophecy that the world would end that day. Humphreys hadn’t slept the night before, waiting to see if the world really would end, a neighbor testified.
Testimony during the trial included neighbors saying they heard the two men arguing the night of Dec. 21, 2012, and Peterson telling Humphreys to go home just before they heard a shot. Both men lived at the Executive West apartment buildings in the 4500 block Ocean Beach Highway. The shooting happened in the doorway of Peterson’s apartment.
Interestingly, the same small apartment block had someone else die after an argument in 2010.