The grandmother reported that Trotter appeared to be acting odd and has history of some mental health problems. Then for reasons unknown and without provocation, police say Trotter suddenly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and then quickly proceeded to another room where Joseph was and began stabbing him repeatedly.
The grandmother tried to intervene without success and the relative ran outside to get help.
Neighbor, Stephanie Brown says she saw the little boy, lifeless, on the ground.
“When I got there cried, and I had to leave because I couldn’t understand why a bunch of people were standing out here, making like this was a game, everybody was showing up like this was a party,” she said.