DUNEDIN (FOX 13) - The gruesome crime scene deputies found inside a Dunedin apartment complex began with an argument over drinks. When it was over, Leanna Horan was dead.
Pinellas deputies spent most of Sunday night and Monday going through the very messy and horrific crime scene at the MacAlpine Place Apartments in Dunedin.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says Christopher Horan turned himself in Sunday to police in Georgia after fleeing there. The sheriff says Horan admitted to getting into a fight with his live-in sister Leanna because she wouldn't let him go out for drinks Saturday night.
They say he snapped and stabbed her nearly 30 times in the head and back, using multiple knives.
"He quote, stabbed her too many times,” the sheriff said. “And that was his quote."
The sheriff said the attack was so violent that one of the knives bent when he tried to stab her in the head.
Family members told detectives Horan has mental health issues.
"It's one thing to get into an argument with somebody. It’s another thing to take a number of knives. But she was stabbed well over 20 times,” the sheriff added.
The sheriff says Horan admitted to stealing his sister’s car and credit card to buy an airline ticket to Mexico. But he turned himself in to a police officer at a hospital in Macon, Georgia. It's unclear why he went there.
People living at the once-quiet apartment complex watched Monday as evidence and Leanna Horan's body was removed.
"It's very scary,” one neighbor offered. “A lot of people need help in this world."