‘Pent Up Rage’: Police Say Man Admitted to Attacking Father, Mother, and Sister Using Samurai Sword

Gary Campbell

A guy in Sanford, Florida supposedly attacked his family using a samurai sword.  Gary Dwain St. Aubyn Campbell, 59, was detained Wednesday, prison documents indicate.
According to an arrest affidavit, a caller approached 911 for medical help at a home. The guy was obscure; he did not give important information to the dispatcher. He’d only say that”when [first responders] get here they will find out.”
What they discovered were people experiencing serious sword bites and a guy — Campbell — pacing close to the front of the house, police said.
Throughout a purported confession, the defendant supposedly said he lashed out this day because of, as the affidavit set it”pent up’anger'” on how his parents raised him. He declared physical abuse as a child along with”continuous coughing and nagging as a grownup .” Campbell said he considered killing his father for an”extended period of time” and eventually”snapped,” based on cops.
The defendant also allegedly said he’d a katana out of his bedroom and attacked his father in the living room. The victim continued significant wounds on the head and blood loss, police said. Campbell’s sister heard the noise and tried to intervene. The defendant allegedly then attacked their mom from the woman’s bedroom, causing huge injuries to her body and face. The sister tried to intervene, however Campbell is accused of attacking her, too, and hammering her arms. The defendant allegedly insisted that he was only trying to”get her out of their way” and that — from the words of this affidavit — damaging the sister was”unintentional.”
Police said that Campbell was among the individuals who called 911. His sister has been in good enough shape to create a telephone herself.  Both of the parents are said by police to be intubated and in critical illness.
Campbell faces two counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Campbell’s lawyer, Jared Shapiro, who said that he represents the defendant with co-counsel Jeffery Dowdy, advised Law&Crime that he could not yet discuss the case.