They were roommates with reputations.
Andy, a pacifist surf instructor.
Cathy, paranoid calls to local police.
Both in and out of rehab multiple times.
Detectives try to locate
the weapon used to bludgeon,
unravel what triggered
a chain of catastrophic events.
She was found lying in the driveway,
beaten into a coma, gash in her head.
They discovered him hiding in a bedroom,
incoherent, hands shaking, covered in blood.
Whatever precipitated this blow-up
is a mystery—neighbors heard yelling,
people screaming, saw a body
on the pavement, called 911.
Now she’s in ICU, unresponsive.
Him, arrested, jailed on a million dollar bond.