A Black Forest family fought off an invader late Thursday night, only to learn it was a man suspected in a brutal murder that happened just hours earlier.
34-year-old Timothy Hagins, arrested for the murder of a Falcon man last week, attempted to kill another family after leaving the scene of the first crime, according to court documents obtained by News5.
Court documents reveal Hagins was arrested in Black Forest at the scene of a second crime, just four hours after apparently killing David Stechman.
Last Thursday, August 25, David Stechman's wife found his body laying in a pool of blood on their kitchen floor around 4 p.m. in Falcon.
Little did News5 know at the time, the man suspected in his murder broke into another home 12 miles down the road in Black Forest off of Walker Road four hours later.
A young girl discovered 34-year-old Timothy Hagins in her bedroom holding a large butcher's knife. She ran to her parents for help who were outside in their hot tub. After a "considerable struggle," her step-dad was able to hold Hagins down on the floor until deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office arrived.
At that time, Hagins apparently said something to the effect of "I am here to slaughter the lambs."
Neighbor's surveillance video from the scene of the first crime in Falcon off of Fort Smith Road shows Hagins' black station wagon driving away four hours before it was found at the scene of the second crime in Black Forest.
Interviews with detectives reveal Hagins admitted to killing 56-year-old David Stechman "sloppily" and court documents show it was a gruesome scene, linking the murder to a vehicle ice scraper broken into several pieces, a mop handle, a wooden spatula broken in half and a sharp wooden dowel.
Hagins also admitted to strangling his victim.
At this point in time, it is not clear if Hagins had a relationship with either family.
In one week, Hagins will be at the El Paso County courthouse for his first appearance. On Wednesday, the Missouri man was advised of his charges including First Degree Murder and Second Degree Attempted Murder.
He's being held without bond at the El Paso County Detention Center.