A Georgia man is accused of killing his grandmother by putting her in a freezer and breaking her bones; worse, she was alive when he did.
And that’s not it. Once he was caught, he told investigators how much his grandmother, Doris Cumming, loved him, local police said.
Robert Keith Tincher III allegedly lived with his 82-year-old grandmother’s frozen corpse for months before Floyd County cops made the shocking discovery at the Armuchee home late Thursday.
Police believe the grandmother hurt herself after falling in December but didn’t seek medical attention. Instead, authorities believe Tincher dragged her through the home they shared.
He “heard and saw numerous bones break” when he did so. He then wrapped her in plastic bags and put her into the freezer alive, Fox 5 Atlanta News reported.
“From what we determined, at the time, he believed she was still breathing and had some movement at the time she was going into the freezer,” Floyd County Investigator Brittany Werner stated.
The charges say Tincher “acknowledged her back broke going into the freezer” and that there was “no altercation or provocation” leading to the acts.
The grandson continued to live in the home while the body was inside the freezer for months, but he then moved it to a storage unit in March out of fear Cumming’s body might be found.
Werner said Tincher also told cops he didn’t call the police because he was wanted for arrest because of previous terroristic threats he made in 2018 against his wife, the New York Post reported.
“He said she was the only family member that gave him the courtesy and love and attention he needed,” said Werner, when speaking of how the suspect said how much he loved his grandmother.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an autopsy to find Cumming’s cause of death and when it exactly happened.