View Full Version : Houston Chain Saw Beheading Suspect Denies Killing Best Friend

05-18-2011, 10:46 AM
At first, Adrian Bias had no reason to be suspicious when his neighbor, Noe Morin, came to his home Sunday morning and asked him to fix his chain saw....Bias repaired the chain saw and returned it to Morin, who asked Bias if he could trust him, according to court documents. Bias said yes.

So Morin took Bias to the backyard of the Fifth Ward duplex Morin shared with his best friend, Marlon Thomas. He told Bias to look through a hole in the fence into the backyard of a vacant home next door.

Bias peeked through the opening and saw a headless body.

Morin said the body belonged to "Marlo," a nickname for Thomas.

"That is what I do when people steal from me," he told Bias.

Bias' chilling tale, as told to police, is recounted in court documents released Tuesday, which give more details about a grisly crime that shocked Bias' Fifth Ward neighborhood a place so inured to violence that neighbors say the sound of gunshots behind Morin's small duplex Saturday night didn't provoke much alarm.

"We hear that every day," said resident Crystal Burks, 24. "People shoot for fun around here, so we don't pay much attention. It's normal."