William Null's Aunt Bought Him a Carton of Cigarettes. Then He Brutally Beat Her to Death

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A Mesa woman was kind enough to pay for her 41-year-old alcoholic nephew's carton of cigarettes. He allegedly expressed his gratitude by brutally beating her to death with a stick.

According to court records obtained by New Times, about 1 a.m. Tuesday, Mesa police were dispatched to a home at 5844 East Inglewood Drive in Mesa where they found the bloody body of Cynthia Pesek, 62.

The person who called police didn't give his name (he was later identified as William Null -- Pesek's 41-year-old nephew who lived with her in the home. More on him later), but told the dispatcher that Pesek had fallen. The injuries to Pesek's body told a different story.

When police entered the home, they noticed blood spattered all over the kitchen where Pesek's body was found. The county medical examiner would later discover that she suffered multiple skull fractures and had three teeth knocked out -- not exactly consistent with a "fall."

As police were examining the crime scene, authorities got a call from a woman named Pam Anderson, who told the cops her son, William Null, had just called her and said he "had a problem" with his aunt. Null told his mother "[the crime scene'] was a bloody mess."

Anderson asked to speak with Pesek, but Null told her she was unable to come to the phone. Null then hung up the phone and left the house.

As cops were investigating the scene, they noticed Null exit a vacant home directly next door to the crime scene. When confronted by police, Null made "spontaneous statements" indicating that he'd been hiding in the attic of the abandoned home as police were searching the house he shared with his aunt.

"I fucked up," Null told the cops. He denied, however, that he had anything to do with his aunt's death.

Null was taken into custody and interviewed by police, at which point he explained the "big problem" he had with his aunt.

Null told police that earlier in the week he had some of his neighbors buy him a carton of cigarettes at an Indian reservation. When they delivered the cigarettes, Null didn't have the $50 to pay for them. His aunt picked up the tab, which apparently embarrassed Null.

The two argued about the cigarettes repeatedly for three days, Null told police. On Tuesday morning -- while Null was hopped up on Mountain Dew and vodka -- the arguing apparently escalated into a physical fight.

When questioned by police, Null had obvious physical injuries -- cuts, scratches, etc. He also had smeared blood on his ear. However, he never said he assaulted his aunt and claims he has no idea how she sustained her fatal injuries. Then police searched the backyard of the home -- and the attic in the home next door, where Null admittedly watched police respond to the murder scene.

In the backyard of the home, police discovered a 48-inch wooden stick with blood on it that Null allegedly tried to bury under some dirt.

In the attic, police found bloody clothes, some Mountain Dew...and a carton of cigarettes.

Null still refused to admit that he had any role in his aunt's death. He asked about her condition and was told she'd died.

"This is bad...this is bad," Null then told the officer who delivered the morbid news.

Null then asked the cop if he would call his girlfriend and ask her to take care of his cat.

Null was booked into a Maricopa County jail on one count of second-degree murder.
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23 comments
Brazeal
Brazeal

I know him personally and he is NOT a respectful person and he deserves what he got. Its really messed up what he did to my aunt

AZ Native
AZ Native

Has everyone forgot, In this country you are innocent til proven guilty. If you don't know someone personally I wouldn't be calling names. It just shows how childish you are.

Tracyoboyle
Tracyoboyle

I do know this person personally and was surprised to hear what he did.. but I know for a fact he is NO GOOD, This mother fucker offered meth to my 16 year old daughter, while he was staying at my cousin's house...and my cousins think they have good parenting skills,and good judgement...ya he lived with them for months... they are all fucked in the head!

AZ Native
AZ Native

Well I happen to know him personally too and I hate to differ with you but he IS a very respectful man. He will do anything for anybody. Are you sure you are talking about the same person? I DO NOT THINK SO!!! I know he would never do that to anyone.

AZ Native
AZ Native

Oops sorry different person. That's not the person I am talking about.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Apparently Joel Fox has been commenting on this article incognito.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

do you people throwing around the faggot term know something I don't know? Are you his gay lovers or something?

ameriKKKa's nightmare
ameriKKKa's nightmare

nah but are you gay or something? is that why your feelings are hurt? gays in here doesnt surprise me at all. its a liberal zine

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I am hardly gay. Nor do I really care that people called him gay, you missed my point totally!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

The callousness of the commenters is unfortunately normal these days.  To judge and condemn so quickly shows an underlying propensity for violence at the level of the perpetrator.  Such is the outcome of christianity, video games, porn and the mainstream news.

Kait
Kait

Since when is it illegal to have an opinion?  Just because you don't agree with it does not make it wrong.  I agree with Walter on the fact that the comments are incredibly normal in the fact that they are incredibly derrogitory, some people just have no class.  Calling someone a "faggot" and a 'lowlife" does not make you any better.  Remember this is simply a blog.

Native Guns
Native Guns

We judge one by their actions and deeds, no? And by your standards, it seems as if you justify that killer's actions. The drunkard had his aunt, kindly pay for his box of cancer sticks, only to be brutally murdered as a vile form of "Thank You" from that murderous inbred.  I wouldn't be surprised if your face is next to appear on the local headlines and here.

Somnobul
Somnobul

Oh yes zenmaster that goeth by the handle Walter Concrete... tell us master... what is the answer to enlightenment? Is it Atheism, boardgames, and a crazy liberal slant to the news?

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

If [first name] = "William" and [last name] = "Null" then isNull(HumanValue).  The man is a loser on so many levels, hopefully the rest of his life will find him drinking jail house toilet hooch to satisfy his alcohol problems. 

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

That cold blooded faggot has a GF? I don't think she's very attractive either. You gotta be a low life to be with a selfish loser with a heart of ice.

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