Woman Kills Thanksgiving Guest After He Didn’t Offer Her Crack: Report

Anenia Marie Hare (Hennepin County, Minn., Jail)
Anenia Marie Hare (Hennepin County, Minn., Jail)

In Minneapolis, what began as an invitation to a Thanksgiving meal ended in a bizarre death. Anenia Marie Hare, 47, is behind bars after authorities say she killed a dinner guest who had the poor manners to smoke crack at her Thanksgiving table—and not offer her any.


As the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports, Hare invited over 69-year-old Edward Caliph last Thursday to share a Thanksgiving meal. But according to the criminal complaint, before the two had a chance to tuck into the turkey, Hare looked up and saw Caliph lighting up a crack pipe.

Hare became angry because not only had Caliph not asked her permission to smoke crack at the table, but he didn’t offer her any, police said. So Hare confronted him by grabbing an antenna in one hand, a butcher knife in another, and telling Caliph that he couldn’t leave the apartment, authorities said.

Hare told police she had only meant to look intimidating, but Caliph freaked out, yelled for neighbors to call the police, and broke one of Hare’s windows with a vacuum cleaner in a bid to escape. Hare struggled with Caliph as he tried to take the knife from her, after which Hare told police she fell on top of him, authorities said.

Apparently, she was unaware that she had killed Caliph—telling police the man lay facedown for a while after their struggle. He even “started snoring,” she said. Hare called 911 four times; when police arrived, they found Caliph facedown on her living room floor. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Hare, meanwhile, is at the Hennepin County Jail after being arraigned on charges of second-degree murder. According to the New York Daily News, she’s currently being held on $500,000 bail.

Read more at the Minnesota Star-Tribune and the New York Daily News.

Staff writer, The Root.



Two things surprise me about this story.

1. Crackheads have it together enough to hold a Thanksgiving dinner.

2. That you can accidentally kill someone with a butcher knife.