A Georgia man killed his grandmother by wrapping her in a freezer after a non-fatal injury – before telling investigators how much she loved him, local police said.
Floyd County police discovered the body of 82-year-old Doris Cumming Thursday night at the northwest Georgia home where she lived with her grandson, Robert Keith Tincher III.
For the alleged grisly crime, Tincher, 28, was charged with murder, aggravated assault and concealment of death.
He is in police custody in Rome, about 10 miles south of his home in Armuchee.
Police said Cumming’s family believed she had left the Peach State, but became concerned after not hearing from her and reported that she may be missing.
Police say they believe Cumming was injured in a fall in December and instead of seeking medical attention, Tincher dragged her through the house.
“From what we determined, at the time, he thought she was still breathing and moving as she went into the freezer,” Floyd County Investigator Brittany Werner said. to Fox affiliate WAGA-TV.
Tincher “heard and saw numerous bones breaking”, according to criminal charges. He then allegedly wrapped it in plastic bags and stuffed it into a large freezer.
The charges say Tincher “admitted that his back was broken upon entering the freezer.” There were “no altercations or provocations” before the acts, according to the charges.
Tincher continued to live in the house with the body inside the freezer for months, but moved it to a storage unit in March, fearing Cumming’s body would be found.
Werner said Tincher told cops he didn’t call 911 because he was wanted for arrest in connection with terrorist threats made in 2018 against his wife.
In a bizarre twist, Tincher also told investigators how much he loved his grandmother.
“He said she was the only family member who gave him the courtesy, love and attention he needed,” Werner said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducts an autopsy to determine Cumming’s cause of death and when exactly it happened.
With post wires
New York Post