“He told me he had been thinking about how he was going to kill me all night,” said Schirrell.
The look in Leothurs Futch’s eyes told Schirrell he wasn’t kidding. She also says he was high on crystal meth.
“I didn’t even see the knife until after. But he had pulled the butcher knife out of his back pocket and stabbed me,” Schirrell said.
A knife similar to this one left a six inch hole in Schirrel’ls left side.
“I looked at him and started crying and told him that I think I am going to die,” said Schirrell.
Schirrell says she had never seen so much blood, something that she said seemed to enrage Futch.
“He looked at me and said ‘You can sit here and die’. He said ‘For this I am probably going to jail for the rest of my life so why should you keep your life?’,” Schirrell said.
Schirrell, worried for her eight-month-old daughter’s life, says she somehow convinced Futch to let her go. She made it Mercy San Juan, where she was rushed into surgery. But now she is out, and worried that Futch hasn’t been caught.
“He is very dangerous right now. He is dangerous to other people, he is dangerous to himself and I want this out there because I don’t want anyone else to get hurt,” said Schirrell.
Futch is six feet tall and has several tattoos, including a crown on one of his hands and a scar on his head from an accident where hair doesn’t grow.
“I would love for him to turn himself in and to be man enough to turn himself in, because he was man enough to do this to me and my daughter,” Schirrell said.
If you see Futch, you are asked to call the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office. He is wanted on assault with a deadly weapon.