‘God told me to do it,’ stabbing suspect tells SC deputies

Kathryn Trentham

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A stabbing suspect told deputies God told her to stab a woman Saturday in Spartanburg.

It happened after midnight on Saturday at a home on Oak Grove Rd. in Spartaburg County.

A woman said she had just arrived home when a woman she knew as “Scarlett,” whose real name is Kathryn Trentham, came out of nowhere and began hitting her car.

The victim said she tried to go in the home when Trentham rushed her and began to fight with her.

She fought back when she felt a strong punch. She realized later that she had been stabbed.

A man went to break up the fight and the woman tried to stab him.

He said Trentham was screaming things about the Devil and God.

Deputies said Trentham was sitting in the yard when they got there.

They told her to put down the knife and lay on the ground. She complied and they arrested her.

Deputies said Trentham told them she had to stab the victim and that God told her to do it.

They said she also told them she was going to put this yellow house on the map.

Trentham is charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature and Trespassing.

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