Crazed Woman Confronts Mourning Family - You'll Be Horrified By What She Did Next

People can commit outrageous acts even at the best of times, but some are too shocking to be believed and too heinous to be forgiven.

Tabatha Lynch was a light in her family's life: a beloved daughter, a devoted sister, a loving aunt and wonderful mother in her own right. So when she suddenly died at only 38 of an illness, the wrenching pain to her family was overwhelming. Little did they know that an even greater shock awaited them...

Laying Their Angel To Rest

With heavy hearts, the family held a private viewing at a local funeral home before the final services for Tabatha. As they gathered to celebrate her life and comfort one another, the family noticed a woman they had never seen before among the large group of mourning family and friends...

Looks Can Be Deceiving

The woman in question was Shayna Sims. While Tabatha had many friends, the family had never before met Shayna. They were surprised by her presence when they entered the room at the funeral home that had been set up for the viewing. But Sims's connection to Tabatha would soon become painfully, heartbreakingly clear...

An Enemy In Their Midst

Sims introduced herself as a makeup artist employed by the funeral home to attend to the deceased, and asked Tabatha's family to step out of the room for a few minutes so that she could finish her work. When they returned, she was gone, but her "work" was complete...

A Shocking Discovery

Funeral director Robert Gardner heard the screams erupt from inside Tabatha’s viewing room, and moments later, family members including Tabatha's mother rushed in to tell him the grisly scene the "makeup artist" had left behind. Chunks of Tabatha's hair had been ripped out and left by the casket and her face had been slashed, but the worst was yet to come...

The Horror They Found

As the funeral home staff sought to repair the damage and prep Tabatha's body for cremation, they discovered that both of her breasts and a toe had been crudely cut away from her body and were missing. Even the police were shocked by the nature of the attack, but even more by the turn their investigation was about to take...

Led Right To The Criminal

Sims was arrested later the same day when the investigation led police to discover her at the victim's home, having just broken in. At the time, they found on Sims a knife with Tabatha's hair, some cosmetics, and other evidence. Later, they discovered gruesome cell phone photos Sims had taken of Tabatha's corpse. However, most shocking of all is the purported motive for the vile desecration...

Jealousy Into Rage

Sims' ghoulish actions were acted out in a haze of jealousy. She believed that Lynch had had an affair with her estranged husband, Monty Smith. In his testimony for the prosecution at Sims's trial, Smith revealed that he and Lynch were long-time friends, but had never been romantically involved.

Justice Served, A Family Defiant

JuliAnn Lynch, Tabatha's sister-in-law, had words for Sims. "You didn't hurt her," she remarked, in an interview. "She went out of this world as pretty as she came into it. Who you hurt was her mother, her brother, her kids who have been through so much, her nieces, her nephews, so many people that loved her—but you didn't hurt her."