Among those offering their condolences at the online obituary page for Grand Junction's Kathleen Stetzel is a person who notes that the woman everyone knew as Kathy always had a smile on her face, as seen in the photo above. The expression belies the horrific nature of her death, to which her troubled son, Daniel Stetzel, has allegedly confessed. An arrest affidavit quotes him as saying that he stabbed his mom with a screwdriver and strangled her to death with a sheet in a fight over a single cigarette. Additional photos and more details below.
Kathleen Stetzel. More photos below.