Aged lady choked to dying at Florida nursing residence by fellow resident

A Florida nursing residence resident confessed to beating and choking to dying a 77-year-old lady as a result of he was “mad” at her for getting into his room and mendacity down on his mattress, authorities stated.

Cliff Mody, 72, was arrested simply earlier than 5 p.m. Wednesday on a cost of second-degree homicide within the dying of a fellow resident on the Gold Choice Assisted Living & Memory Care nursing residence in Palm Coast, in keeping with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Staff on the facility referred to as 911 round 2 a.m. Wedneday after Mody allegedly informed them he had overwhelmed the lady to dying.

Deputies discovered the sufferer unconscious and never respiratory. She was pronounced useless on the scene.

“I walked in and he had blood on his hands and she has a busted lip,” a nursing residence employee informed a 911 dispatcher. “I could look at her and soon as I walked in and knew she was expired and I felt for a pulse and there’s no pulse.”

An post-mortem that was carried out on the sufferer decided that she died by handbook strangulation.

Mody, who had a historical past of attacking individuals, allegedly informed deputies that he killed the lady as a result of she had entered his room and lain down subsequent to him on the mattress, in keeping with a charging affidavit.

Cliff Mody allegedly informed deputies that he killed the lady as a result of she had entered his room and lain down subsequent to him on the mattress.
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office
Gold Choice Assisted Living & Memory Care facility

The incident occurred on the Gold Choice Assisted Living & Memory Care facility.
Gold Choice Palm Coast

The suspect stated that earlier than bodily assaulting the unwelcome visitor, he informed her to go away, however she refused, “so he decided to strike her in the head multiple times with an open hand,” a deputy wrote within the affidavit.

Mody claimed that in the course of the beating, the lady bit his arm a number of instances, however deputies famous that they noticed no accidents on his physique in keeping with this assertion.

Mody stated that when the lady nonetheless wouldn’t depart, regardless of being repeatedly hit, he “decided to forcefully ‘eye-gouge’ her with his finger[s],” in keeping with the affidavit.

The 72-year-old man additionally continued slapping the lady and bit her on the arm.

According to the courtroom doc, the sufferer requested Mody why he was attacking her, and he replied that he was doing it as a result of she wouldn’t exit his room.

“Cliff advised that he then put [the victim] in a choke hold and that he put as much pressure as he could, later admitting to knowing that this action would restrict her airway and possibly kill her,” the affidavit said.

When the lady stopped respiratory, Mody stated, he pressed the “call bell” button in his room to summon the employees.

“When asked why Cliff chose to take such violent action, he responded by advising that he was ‘mad,’” the doc learn.

Officials wrote that the sufferer had “diminished mental capacity” that precipitated her to routinely enter the rooms of different residents on the nursing residence and attempt to lie in mattress with them.

Deputies identified that Mody and the lady had not interacted with each other earlier than Wednesday.

Mody made his preliminary courtroom look Thursday and was ordered jailed with out bond. His arraignment was scheduled for June 13.



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