EXCLUSIVE: An Indiana man was sentenced to 85 years behind bars after killing his mom’s boyfriend as she appeared on – and accidentally capturing the complete encounter in a voicemail message, completely obtained by Fox News Digital.
Cody Allen Wade, 33, stabbed Carl Haviland a minimum of seven instances after his mom “disrespected him” in 2020, per court docket paperwork obtained by Fox News Digital.
Wade was convicted of homicide in August after going to trial. Clay County Superior Court Judge Robert A. Pell handed down his sentence on Sept. 6.
Due to a minimum of 12 earlier convictions – together with felonies for an alleged housebreaking in 2013 and one other for arson in 2018 – a recurring offender enhancement was added to his sentence, in accordance with court docket paperwork obtained from the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office.
He had completed his sentence for the arson in March 2020 and was out on probation when he killed Haviland.
In addition to homicide, he accrued further fees for battery and resisting law enforcement for allegedly kicking one officer and headbutting one other as they apprehended him for Haviland’s murder.
Wade had left a voicemail on his mom’s telephone proper earlier than the homicide, in accordance with Clay County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Zach Clapp – he failed to hold up, and ended up recording the complete incident within the voicemail. The recording was reportedly performed for jurors throughout Wade’s trial.
In the preliminary moments of the three-minute-long voicemail, Wade approaches a neighbor’s porch and tells him he intends to “catch a case,” utilizing a racial slur to threaten a stabbing. The neighbor tried however was unsuccessful in speaking Wade out of this concept, per court docket paperwork.
LISTEN TO CODY ALLEN WADEN’S VOICEMAIL
He then barges into the entrance door of his mom’s home, yelling for Haviland and requested “where you at?”
Haviland may be heard telling Wade’s mom that he “has a knife” earlier than crying out in ache.
Wade’s mom repeatedly screams her son’s identify, pleading him to cease the assault; Wade may be heard hurling racial slurs.
According to context given by the prosecutor’s workplace, Wade then returns to the neighbor’s porch asking to return in, declaring that he “just caught a murder charge.” He can be heard telling one other neighbor to “call 911, b—-, call 911.”
Pell wrote that Wade “kicked and taunted” Haviland after stabbing him, which may be heard within the voicemail, in his argument for an enhanced sentence.
Among Haviland’s accidents had been 5 stab wounds to the chest – three perforating his left lung and one other hitting his coronary heart – and blunt power trauma to the top, per police paperwork.
The day after his arrest, Wade informed police he had no recollection of the stabbing as a result of he had “blacked out” from ingesting. When requested whether or not he had lately consumed methamphetamine, he replied that he had not for about two weeks.
He informed investigators that his mom was his “best friend” and “the only woman that was there for [him].”
When police informed Wade that Haviland was useless, he allegedly laid his head down and cried.
“I am never going to see my mom again, right? Cause this is a murder, right?” he requested. When police informed him this was right, he requested for an lawyer.
Pell wrote in his argument for an enhanced sentence that Wade’s killing of Haviland was particularly egregious.
“But in this case [Wade] repeatedly stabbed Carl Haviland not only in front of the [his] mother but did so in spite of her efforts to physically prevent him from committing the crime,” he wrote.
Haviland’s son, James Haviland, informed Fox News Digital that he felt the intensive jail sentence was “adequate.”
“I’m relieved,” he mentioned. “It’s nice to not have to worry about what’s going to happen down the road anymore, whether the guy was going to walk on some technicality. I’m glad that’s all taken care of now.”
Fox News Digital couldn’t attain Wade’s lawyer for remark at press time.
Per his obituary, Haviland was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm, then enlisted with the National Guard and labored at a producing plant as a machine operator. He left behind 5 youngsters.