Tuesday, February 21, 2006

only in Florida...

Fla. Man Kills Roommate Over Toilet Paper

MOSS BLUFF, Fla. - A man accused of fatally beating his roommate with a sledgehammer and a claw hammer because there was no toilet paper in their home has been arrested.

Franklin Paul Crow, 56, was charged Monday with homicide in the death of Kenneth Matthews, 58, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.Capt. Thomas Bibb said Crow initially denied his involvement, but confessed during questioning.

Crow told investigators that the men were fighting about the toilet paper over the weekend when Matthews pulled out a rifle. Crow said he then began beating Matthews with the sledgehammer and claw hammer, according to an affidavit.

Matthews was beaten so badly he had to be identified through his fingerprints, detectives said.

Crow was being held at the Marion County jail without bond. It was not immediately known whether he had an attorney.

Original story can be viewed at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060221/ap_on_fe_st/brf_toilet_paper_death_1


Anonymous said...

It could happen in any of the Southern states!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It could happen in any of the 5 boroughs.