Woman claims Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails told her to burn her parents’ house down

Christina Paz says she learnt her parents wanted to kill her through rock music messages

An American woman has claimed that the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails inspired her to burn down her parents’ house.

Christina Paz, 29, was arrested after starting a fire that seriously damaged her father’s home in Cileo Vista in Texas last week and is now facing a felony charge of arson.

The El Paso Times claims that court documents show that Paz told investigators she wanted to burn down the house as revenge on her parents, who she believed were trying to kill her. On December 27 she allegedly poured flammable super glue on a bed in one room before lighting it, and then entered another room to set fire to the curtains.


The court papers report that Paz was angry at her parents “for trying to kill her on Christmas Day, that they had planned to sodomise her and chop her up with the help of a neighbour”.

When asked how she knew her parents wanted to kill her, Paz replied that she had become aware “through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails“.

Previously, Marilyn Manson‘s music was labelled as a factor in the Columbine tragedy of 1999 by some parties because the perpetrators of the high school shooting were fans of his. Two students at the Colorado school, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, shot dead 12 fellow students and one teacher befoe turning the guns on themselves.

In 2007, Manson ridiculed the suggestion that his music had been a factor, insisting: “I always knew that I never felt guilty or that I did something wrong. I despised people who accused me of doing that. The whole point of my name was to make a statement about the very same thing I was being blamed for.”


Cast your vote for the NME Awards 2020 now

Vote for your top choices of Hero, Villain and Music Moment of the Year