ARMUCHEE, Ga. (AP) — Police say a northwest Georgia man killed his grandmother by stuffing her in a freezer whereas she was nonetheless alive.
Floyd County Police found the physique of Doris Cumming, 82, late Thursday within the Armuchee dwelling she shared along with her grandson, 29-year-old Robert Keith Tincher III.
Tincher was charged with homicide, aggravated battery and concealing the dying of one other. He stays jailed in Rome. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who might touch upon his behalf.
Police stated Cumming’s household believed she had moved out of state, however grew involved after not listening to from her and reported she is likely to be lacking.
Police stated they consider that Cumming was injured in a fall in December and that as a substitute of getting her medical consideration, Tincher dragged her via dwelling. Prison expenses say Tincher “heard and noticed quite a few bones break.” He then wrapped her in plastic baggage and positioned her in a big freezer, with the fees saying Tincher “acknowledged her again broke going into the freezer.” Fees say there was “no altercation or provocation” main as much as the acts.
“From what we decided, on the time, he believed she was nonetheless respiration and had some motion on the time she was going into the freezer,” stated Floyd County Investigator Brittany Werner advised WAGA-TV.
Tincher continued residing within the dwelling with the physique contained in the freezer for months, however moved it to a storage unit in March, fearing Cumming’s physique is likely to be discovered.
Werner stated Tincher advised police he didn’t name 911 as a result of he was wished for arrest due to terroristic threats made in 2018 towards his spouse.
Tincher additionally advised investigators how a lot he liked his grandmother.
“He stated she was the one member of the family that gave him the courtesy and love and a spotlight he wanted,” stated Werner.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an post-mortem to find out Cumming’s trigger and time of dying.
This story corrects that suspect’s final title is Tincher, not Fincher.
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