Hachmeister Admitted To "Hacking" Mother To Death, Witness Testifies

By: Giang Nguyen Email
By: Giang Nguyen Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The manager of a local adult entertainment club says Jason Hachmeister told her he killed his mother.

The testimony came today at Hachmeister's preliminary hearing on a premediated first-degree murder charge. He's accused of stabbing and strangling his mother Sheila Hachmeister last September in the home they shared at 3520 SW Belle.

Baby Dolls club manager Katherine Shaw said Hachmeister sat the bar and, when he was still sober, told her he wanted to kill his mother. He got progressively drunk and at one point grabbed her arm and said, "I really did kill my mother."

"I [expletive] hacked that [expletive] up," she said he told her. Family members in the gallery cried as Shaw testified. Shaw also said Jason told her he had to replace the carpet because Sheila bled all over it.

Sheila Hachmeister, 58, had been found with 98 wounds, many of them likely from being stabbed with a steak knife.

Defense attorney questioned why Shaw had not come forward with that report when it happened, but only weeks later.

Hachmeister's brother Aaron, a police officer with the Lawrence Police Department, took the stand and testified to seeing rope burns on Jason's hands when he came to Topeka's Law Enforcement Center to see his brother after the murder. Jason was not in custody at the time.

Hachmeister's father William also took the stand as a state witness.

Both brother and father told the court a dog Sheila and Jason owned and was usually allowed to run about at their home, had been placed in a kennel the day of the murder, possibly indicating premeditation of the crime.

Judge Richard Anderson set a trial to begin December 3, but that date could change due to an attorney conflict.

Jason Hachmeister pled not guilty to the charge.


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