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Local woman says occult made her kill her family

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A 27-year-old woman who was arrested for the murders of her fiancé and mother reportedly told investigators that she killed them because the occult made her do it.

Alexandra Cupolo was arrested on Tuesday on two counts of premeditated first-degree murder.

Officials say they were alerted to the murders after receiving a request for a welfare check at a home on 7700 block of Arbor Crest Way.

Authorities say 40-year-old Andrew Sturm who is an emergency room physician, didn’t show up for work at 7 a.m., leaving fellow employees concerned.

When authorities went to the home, they noticed a woman later identified as Cupolo laying on the bed. They then knocked on the door but no one answered the door.

Fearing for Cupolo’s life, authorities then entered the home.

Investigators then found two bodies on the floor in a bedroom/office.

They later identified them as Strum and Jacqueline Cupolo, the suspect’s mother.

Officials then located Cupolo who was still laying on the bed and “in and out of consciousness.”

“The occult made me do this, it was self-defense,” Cupolo told officers, according to the arrest report.

Alexandra was then taken to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for an evaluation where she told officers that she shot both her mother and her fiancé.

She then continued saying “my mom is a b****, so I shot her,” adding that she shot Sturm “because he was standing next to [Jacqueline Cupolo],” according to the arrest report.

Cupolo also told authorities that tested the gun by firing it into the wall first because “she has never shot a gun before and wanted to test it before she used it.”

At the home, authorities discovered a Smith and Wesson .380 caliber handgun used to shoot the victims, six shell casing scattered throughout the home and a bullethole in the bedroom wall.

They also found Cupolo’s Last Will and Testament and Living Will in an envelope on a table, and a note with directions on how to care for the dogs and another note in the kitchen saying “it was self-defense” and “the occult were messing with me. Don’t believe anything bad. I am telling the truth.”

Cupolo has since been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.