Man held over murder of his mother said he was Hitler in bizarre video
The son of a woman murdered with an axe in the Republic posted a bizarre video hours before the shocking attack, it has emerged.
Tomasz Piotrowska (32), who was arrested by gardai on Tuesday in connection with the murder of his mother Elzbieta (57) in the hallway of her home in Ardee, Co Louth, said in the clip he was the "real Adolf Hitler".
He also claimed his mother used "black magic" on him.
Piotrowska further spoke about his childhood in Poland, as well as trains, UFOs and diamonds.
He also twice stated that he needed help.
The suspect remains in custody at Drogheda Garda Station, but he is expected to appear before court later today.
Officers previously said they were not looking for anybody else in connection with the gruesome attack.
A post-mortem examination on the remains of the married mother-of-two was completed yesterday at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
Gardai continued to work at four crime scenes in and around Ardee in a bid to piece together the movements of Mrs Piotrowska's killer.
The first crime scene is located where the body of Elzbieta was found - her rented home in the Clonmore Estate in Ardee, just off the Dunleer Road.
She had lived there with her husband Krzystztof for the past seven years.
The other crimes scenes are at three houses up to five miles away.
After carrying out the killing, the murderer may have got a taxi to a house in an estate around a mile away, possibly to clean himself up.
From there he may have got a taxi to Drumconrath, around five miles from Ardee, with the intent of disposing of evidence such as stained clothing.
Local sources said that a man told a taxi driver he was on his way to kill someone before saying he would do it another time and asking the driver to turn back towards Ardee after ditching a bag at a remote abandoned house near Drumconrath.
The taxi is believed to have then dropped the man at a house on Bridge Street in the town.
The driver, according to sources, contacted gardai because of the nature of the conversation with the passenger.
While officers called to the house at Bridge Street, they found nothing that appeared out of the ordinary.
At that point it is believed that a friend of Elzbieta called to her home in Clonmore to collect her and raised the alarm after making the shocking discovery of her decapitated body.
Sources said gardai then immediately went to Bridge Street and arrested a man.