January 14, 2020
But if watching our children get sacrificed to the sun god on the streets of Tennessee is the price we have to pay to get tacos and tortillas, I know where I stand.
A dying teenage tried to speak to her mother after being stabbed but was so badly wounded blood just gurgled from her mouth.
Julia Cutter was waiting outside the diner where her daughter, 19-year-old Savannah Burford, worked to give her a ride home when Savannah was brutally stabbed by her coworker Gabriel Enrique Turcios, 18, on Wednesday in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Cutter told WVLT that she witnessed her youngest daughter’s murder outside the Sunliner Diner, but did not realize what was happening until it was too late.
‘I happened to look…and she’s walking towards the car… and then Gabe was right there. I didn’t know what he was doing… and then she fell,’ said Cutter, who ran to her daughter.
‘You could tell she was trying to say something to me, but the blood was gurgling out of her mouth. Blood was floating all the way down the whole sidewalk.’
Gabriel Enrique Turcios.
As Savannah lost consciousness, Cutter said she told her daughter: ‘I love you.
‘I love you and I will always be with you, and I will always be thinking of you, and when anything happens to me I will be buried with you.
‘That’s what I told her. I love you, I’ll always think of you, and when I die I will be buried with you.’
‘I couldn’t save her. I took off my coat and I tried to stop the bleeding and I couldn’t,’ Cutter said as she sobbed.
Police arrested Turcios blocks away from the attack moments later. Cutter and her family said Turcios had been stalking the teen, adding that the restaurant they worked at together did nothing to keep him separated from her.
Turcios is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $1 million and he is due back in court on March 6.