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Hammer Attack in Florida Mobile Home Park Leaves 1 Dead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

THONOTOSASSA, Fla.-- December 16, 2012

A Tampa-Bay area man who authorities say attacked his neighbor with a hammer has been charged with second degree murder with a weapon.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office press release says 28-year-old Jarrett Kyle Brooks was booked into jail late Saturday. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

Authorities say Brooks approached Jonathan Acree from behind at a Thonotosassa trailer park, striking him in the head and neck multiple times with a hammer.

Acree was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The sheriff's office SWAT team was called to the home where Brooks was barricaded. Authorities say he surrendered after tear gas was shot into the mobile home. There was no one else in the trailer.

Investigators have not released a motive for the attack.

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THONOTOSASSA, Fla. -- December 16, 2012

Authorities say a Tampa Bay-area man attacked his neighbor with a hammer and then barricaded himself in a mobile home.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon says deputies found the victim suffering from severe injuries Saturday afternoon at a Thonotosassa trailer park.

The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital.

McKinnon says the sheriff's office SWAT team was called to the home where the suspect was barricaded.

Authorities say the suspect surrendered after tear gas was shot into the mobile home. No additional information was released.


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