FL - Gloria Helfrich, 67, brutally murdered, Lake Wales, 6 Feb 2012

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/0...bbing-grandmother-over-0-times-to-make-uncle/

    LAKE WALES, Fla. – A Florida teenager was charged Wednesday with murdering his grandmother by stabbing her 93 times and shooting her in the head with a crossbow.

    Jasper Aristotle Smiddie, 19, confessed to stabbing his grandmother, 67-year-old Gloria Helfrich, shooting her in the head with a crossbow and beating her with a pipe wrench, MyFoxTampaBay.com reports.

    He reportedly told investigators that he "blacked out and woke up two hours later with blood all over his hands and his grandmother," FOX 13 reports.

    Authorities say Smiddie decided to kill his grandmother to make his uncle suffer. They say he originally plotted to kill his uncle, but decided to kill Helfrich instead.

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    Grandson claims he 'blacked out' and woke up in grandmother's blood

    http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/ne...ut'-and-woke-up-in-grandmother's-blood-020912

    ...........Judd said Smiddie told investigators that he killed his grandmother to "inflict as much pain as possible on his uncle."

    "This is as bizarre a case as we've seen in a long time," Judd said.

    The case came to light after Smiddie contacted his father, who lives in Tampa, Tuesday morning to tell him he killed Helfrich, according to the affidavit.
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    Smiddie's father called police, and deputies went to Helfrich's home in Lake Wales to check on her.

    They were greeted by Helfrich's son, Dustin, who said he thought Helfrich was at work. Deputies busted into Helfrich's bedroom, and found her body.

    Judd said Dustin was "shocked beyond belief."

    Judd said Smiddie was living with his grandmother because he was no longer welcome at his parents' house, and his grandmother was the only one who would take him in.

    "She was rewarded by being brutally murdered by Jasper," Judd said.


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  4. fran

    fran Former Member

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    I think this kid needs a psyche evaluation, yesterday.

    I do not think he's faking it, I think he's schizophrenic. He's at the exact age this often times develops.

    Prayers for all involved. Horrible situation. :(

    JMHO
    fran
     
  5. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Horrid.

    That's the only word that is coming to mind right now.
     
  6. LunaticFringe

    LunaticFringe I know you're out there...

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    I have two.

    Death Row
     
  7. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    This boy I doubt will not be considered "insane" under the law. It said in the article that he blacked out and found blood on his hands. Later, he wanted to inflict pain on his uncle by killing his grandmother. This shows a conscious effort to conceal his actions.

    To inflict the injuries that he did, he definitely had a kit if rage and hate as shown by the amount of stab wounds found. The choice of weapon shows he wanted to be "up close" to inflict damage (i.e.-knife), as opposed to a gun.
     
  9. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From January 2015:

    http://www.theledger.com/article/20150109/NEWS/150109266

     

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