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Florida man allegedly beat grandmother to death, called maid to clean up ‘mess’: MPs

NAPLES, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida cleaner encountered a horrific situation when she was called in to clean up a crime scene by a client, according to sheriff’s deputies.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Anthony Michael Corrado, 34, of Naples, called the housekeeper to clean up a “real mess” at a home in Golden Gate Estates, a southwestern community from Florida.

WBBH reported that property records showed the house belonged to Mary and Tony Schiavone, Corrado’s grandparents.

According to court records, the housekeeper arrived at the house to find Corrado covered in blood, as well as blood on the floor.

The probable cause statement stated that the maid had demanded to see Corrado’s grandmother, so he took her to the bedroom, where there was a blue tarp. Deputies said Corrado removed the tarp and showed the maid his grandmother, who had a bag over her head.

“When (the housekeeper) attempted to remove the bag from (the victim), Corrado told her to stop and she would have blood all over it,” the probable cause statement reads.

The document alleged that Corrado asked the housekeeper to help him dispose of the body and clean the house before his grandfather came home. When the woman told him to call 911, Corrado said he couldn’t because he would “go back to jail,” according to the statement.

Frightened, the housekeeper pretended to leave the house to get her cleaning supplies from her car. According to the sheriff’s office, the woman drove off and signaled a nearby deputy in her patrol car for help.

“This individual is in our custody thanks to the quick response of deputies and the quick-witted reporter who was able to get out of the residence and alert law enforcement,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said.

Collier County deputies responded to the house, where they met Corrado outside, with blood still on his clothes, as he told deputies his name was “Dave.”

There was also a vehicle that had backed into the driveway, leading deputies to believe that the grandfather had returned from the grocery store after the maid left. He was later attacked by Corrado during this time, according to the probable cause statement.

Deputies searched the house and found the body of the grandmother, who they said appeared to have blunt force trauma to the head. They also found Corrado’s grandfather, still alive, wrapped in a blanket and suffering injuries consistent with blunt head trauma, according to the document.

Deputies said they noticed blood on the interior walls of the house as well as a heavy, bloody hammer left on a kitchen counter.

After reading his Miranda rights, Corrado declined to speak to detectives. However, the sheriff’s office said they noticed blood splatters on her clothing, which were taken as evidence.

According to the sheriff’s office, Mary Schiavone had a protective order against Corrado, who was released from jail last year. Court records showed the female victim filed the domestic violence protection order in 2018.

Corrado has been charged with second degree murder and aggravated assault on a person over 65. On Thursday, a judge ordered him to have no contact with his grandfather and to hand over all firearms in his possession.

He also received no bond for the murder charge.


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