Tenant killed by landlord heating system; neighbours heard ‘horrific screaming’


After he jumped into a rage and stabbed his tenant more than 30 times, a landlord in the US was charged with second-degree killing.

Gordon McBeth, from Kansas City, Missouri, is accused of killing Darryl Gilland Junior, 28, after he and his fiancé Samantha Pohlman, 23, complained the house was cold.

McBeth agreed to provide a space heater for the couple, but he became aggressive upon his arrival at the property and stabbed Gilland.

Reports say that neighbors ran to Pohlman’s aid after hearing his screams.

McBeth was pulled off Gilland by one of his neighbours, and the other pointed a gun at McBeth until police arrived to resolve the matter.

Darryl Gilland Junior
McBeth flew into a rage and Darryl Gilland Junior was stabbed by McBeth 30 times.

Gilland died in Pohlman’s arms while they waited for the ambulance to arrive..

Speak to Fox4Pohlman stated: “I held his head and I told him ‘it was going to be okay’ and that the ambulance was coming. And that I loved him.”

McBeth had previously agreed to the heater via text message, but McBeth brought insulation when he arrived.

The house where Gilland was stabbed
Gilland and fiancé Samantha Pohlman only moved into the property a week before the incident

Pohlman claims that the landlord began to throw the insulation around, before shouting at Gilland “if that’s not good enough, I’ll kill you.”

McBeth pulled out his knife and began his attack.

The couple only moved into their home one week before they secured lower rent to help with the work.

Gilland’s family have spoken out by saying their son’s death came over “nothing”.

Darryl Gilland Junior and his fiancé Samantha Pohlman
Gilland died in his fiancé Pohlman’s (pictured) arms following the attack

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Darryl Gilland Senior was his father. KSHB 41: “hear people talking about losing their children, but over 30 times (stabbed), my son bled to death.”

Gilland’s relatives have created a GoFundMe account to help pay for the transportation costs of his body to Indiana. Funds will also be used to support Pohlman.

McBeth will next appear in court on Nov. 2.

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