Pearl Ophelia Sybel Selke Scott Moen
Crime: Attempted Murder
Pearl Ophelia Sybel Selke Scott Moen of Austin, Texas, USA, looked like an ordinary teenager. She was kinda cute with long, brown hair. She was deceptively cute, because she is a murderous hellbeast in disguise.
Pearl Moen had a history of drug use but managed to avoid getting in trouble with the law during her early teen years. She also had a history of psychiatric issues that I dare say weren’t satisfactorily treated.
Pearl Moen, when she was all of 17 years old, decided that she wanted to experience killing someone. She fantasized about it, and wrote about stabbing random people in her private journals. Obviously, there was something deeply, disturbingly wrong with this young woman.
On November 14, 2015, Pearl Moen decided to make her fantasies come to life. She spotted her victim — a complete stranger — relaxing on a blanket by Hyde Park just after 7:15 a.m.
The victim, a 23-year-old nurse, had been out on an all-night date. She was too sleepy to notice Pearl Moen hiding in the bushes, watching her. She was sound asleep when Pearl Moen approached and viciously attacked. She woke up to being stabbed repeatedly.
Pearl Moen was smiling as she plunged the knife into the woman 21 times. When she thought her victim was dead — and surely with all that blood she was dead — the murderous hellbitch fled on foot.
The victim suffered from massive blood loss. She had a collapsed lung and sliced nerves and tendons. Fortunately, she survived, but she required surgery and physiotherapy.
The victim had managed to fight her attacker and pull off a gold ring the would-be killer was wearing on a chain around her neck. Kudos to her!
The police were stumped by the horrific crime. They had the description of the attacker and the weapon, plus her ring and her footprints.
Pearl Moen was ecstatic. She had, she thought, committed her first murder. Naturally she wrote about it in her journal.
“Murder gives me a high unlike any other, it feels like this crisp unreality. Flashing and sparkling. Adrenaline and shock. Fight or flight mode,” she wrote.
“How do I even go about describing it. The whole thing was unreal. I’m so proud of myself. I stabbed her like 20 times. Maybe more. I wasn’t counting. She screamed and grabbed at me.”
That’s right — Pearl Moen was damned proud to have stabbed a stranger 20-some times. And that’s not all she wrote. She continued, “For now I should explain why. Other than the fact that I’m a homicidal psycho path. I have a deep hatred towards people right now.”
Pearl Moen complained about losing the ring. She would really have complained had she known the police had found it.
To commemorate the horrific crime even more, Pearl Moen drew a picture of the woman lying on the blanket.
I guess the little hellbitch wanted to share her news. She wound up telling her boyfriend that she had killed somebody. She hadn’t, of course, and maybe that’s why her boyfriend didn’t report her then.
For the next 3 months, Pearl Moen didn’t exactly behave herself. On February 14, 2016, she got involved in a domestic dispute that wound up with somebody injured.
Pearl Moen’s mother and boyfriend talked to the police on that occasion. They said they’d seen the flyer about the stabbing attack and recognized that the description matched Pearl Moen. They knew she owned several knives too. Very coincidental.
I guess the mother and boyfriend talked about the flyer, and Pearl Moen began joking about the horrific stabbing. She grabbed a knife and pretended like she was stabbing her boyfriend. Maybe that’s how the injury occurred and the police were called.
When the boyfriend talked to the police, he did mention that Pearl Moen had told him in the previous November she’d killed somebody. I’m sure it seemed far more possible to him at that point.
Pearl Moen was arrested on an assault charge.
On February 27, 2016, the murderous girl’s mother called the police. She told them that there had been several violent incidents, and on one occasion Pearl Moen had pulled a knife on her.
The mother also mentioned the journals that her daughter wrote in. She’d read an entry that seemed to describe the unsolved stabbing at Hyde Park. Her daughter had written, “I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today. (Technically yesterday since it’s 1 a.m.) It was absolutely fantastic.”
I absolutely cannot fathom what that poor woman went through, discovering that her troubled daughter had descended to the level of a murderer.
Investigators searched the home on February 28, 2016, and found and read the journals. They also found a jacket with dried blood on it. Pearl Moen was subsequently charged with attempted murder.
In January 2017, the bloodthirsty 18-year-old pled guilty. She could have been given the maximum prison sentence of 20 years, but she lucked out. She was instead sentenced to 15 years in prison.
OMG, I sure as hell hope that therapy will be provided. If she gets out at 33, she’ll still be young enough to fulfill her murderous fantasy. There’s no way to protect all strangers from her.
The victim spoke at the sentencing hearing. She actually said she was glad the attack happened to her and not to “someone who could not defend themselves.” She’s a good person in my book.
I wish the victim all the best and the quickest and complete recovery.
And because Pearl Ophelia Sybel Selke Scott Moen is eventually going to be released, I sure as help hope she’ll turn into a decent human being by then.