“It scared me at first because I wasn’t expecting to see him inside my house,” she testified.
When Mullenix’s mother opened the bedroom door and confronted the two, a heated argument between Allen and her ensued, Mullenix testified. When Mullenix’s mother went back in her room, Allen followed her in, Mullenix testified. Mullenix told jurors she heard her mother cry for help and when she went inside, she saw Allen stabbing her. When she tried to stop him, he pushed her away and continued the attack, until the mother was dead, she testified.
“I was shocked. There’s nothing else to describe what I just saw. This was somebody I loved and he just did that. It just ... was like I was paralyzed mentally. It was unreal. It was completely unreal,” she testified.
Mullenix told jurors she was numb and not fully conscious when she helped Allen clean up the blood and remove the body. The two of them took Mullenix’s mother’s body to the Back Bay, where Allen dragged it in a box to the water, Mullenix testified. She said that while she had countless opportunities to call for help, she was afraid of Allen and the reality of the situation had yet to sink in.
Prosecutors will cross examine Mullenix this afternoon.