The family of Aston Barth, 33, got an unwanted surprise on Christmas Eve - they discovered a corpse in his closet! The head of the deceased was wrapped in plastic bags, while the body was wrapped in blankets. The stunned family notified authorities, who determined that the body, which had been there for more than a week, was Jason Campbell, 35, reports the Daily News.
When questioned by the police, Barth maintained that he did not want to face the death penalty. After being notified that New York no longer employs capital punishment, nor have they for quite some time, Barth confessed to the murder. He reportedly told police that an argument led to him strangling his friend. He then tried, unsuccessfully, to decapitate the body with an axe. When that failed, the wrapped the body up and stored it in his closet.