Monday, June 01, 2009

Elderly man killed and decapitated in Florida

Fort Myers, Florida, USA (May 31) - Authorities in South Florida say 55-year-old Robert Cope has been charged with killing and de-capitating 70-year-old Charles Roger's, who had given him a place to stay. As reported by the Associated Press:

Lee County Sheriff's deputies went to 70-year-old Charles Rogers' apartment Thursday and found his body still in his wheelchair. His head had been placed near the front door.

Police say a home health care provider identified 55-year-old Robert Cope as the man who had been staying with Rogers. Neighbors say Rogers was a good Samaritan-type who often helped people.

Mr Cope is charged with second-degree murder and being held without bond.