Kings Park Man Murders His Grandmother Over What TV Program To Watch
January 7, 2013
Clarence Newcomb, 25, arrested for reportedly killing Kathleen Newcomb, 82, this past Friday morning.
NEWCOMB, SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE PHOTO
(Long Island, NY) A Kings Park man has been accused of killing his 82 year-old grandmother last Friday after arguing over which program to watch on television.
Clarence Newcomb, 25, was arraigned this past Saturday at the first district court in Islip on the charge of first degree manslaughter after allegedly fatally assaulting Kathleen Newcomb, 82, in the Berg Avenue home they lived in together at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Friday, following a verbal altercation.
According to Suffolk Police, they received a 911 phone call from a male who reported that a woman was lying on the floor. Clarence Newcomb admitted to the assault upon his grandmother to officers who arrived at the scene, police said.
Suffolk cops said they found Kathleen Newcomb dead when they arrived. Clarence Newcomb had admitted that they had been arguing over the television and what program they were going to watch when the incident tragically turned physical.
The exact cause of death has not been determined by medical officials. No weapons have been recovered, according to the police. Initial reports indicate that Clarence Newcomb is currently unemployed. It is unknown if he has yet acquired the services of an attorney.
Kathleen Newcomb, a long-time Kings Park resident, had been employed at Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital for several decades before her retirement, her career there peaking when she was made Director of Nursing. She is widowed and is survived by four children.
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