Woman arrested for cutting man's head off; victim's name released
KXAN / Mercer County
Roena Cheryl Mills

By Katy Andersen, WVNS

LERONA, W.Va. -- (WVNS) -- A competency hearing for a woman accused of cutting a man's head off was held Monday morning at the Mercer County Courthouse.

Roena Cheryl Mills from Rural Retreat, Virginia is charged with 2nd-degree murder. At Monday's hearing, the judge ruled Mills needed further evaluation.

According to court documents, the murder happened on April 1, 2018 in Lerona, Mercer County. Deputies were called to Eden Valley Road where they reportedly found Mills covered in blood and wearing a glove on her left hand. She allegedly told officials a false name and said she was cut by being thrown through a glass door. During that time, officers said she became combative and was arrested. In the deputies' car, Mills reportedly said "You have to take me back and let me get my heads."

Later that day, investigators said they received a call about a murder on Clover Lane. There, deputies said they found a man decapitated inside of his home. Deputies also said they found a body part of the victim near the woods, close to the victim's home.

Deputies said the victim's name is Bo White.

Employees at Southern Regional Jail said Mill was talking about killing someone while she was at the jail. The victim's father told deputies White and Mills were dating.

Mills is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $210,000 cash only bond.

The case now heads to the grand jury in June.

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