Florida Man, 82, Tells Police He Beat, Killed Girlfriend

By: AP
By: AP

Delray Beach, Florida (AP) --

An 82-year-old man from Delray Beach is being questioned after he told authorities he beat and killed his girlfriend during a fight at their home.

The unidentified man is at the Delray Medical Center where he's
being held for observation. Charges were not immediately filed
against him.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports that the man
called authorities Thursday morning (Oct. 7) and said he had beaten his
girlfriend. When rescue workers arrived, the 77-year-old woman was
found dead.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said that the couple had been living together for at least five years. The man has no criminal history in the state and deputies have never been called to the couple's house before.

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