Police: New York Man Kills His Grandmother in Fight Over What to Watch on TV

This Jan. 4, 2013 photo provided by the Suffolk County Police Department in Yaphank, N.Y. shows Clarence Newcomb, arrested Friday and charged with killing his 82-year-old grandmother after arguing with her over what television program to watch. (AP)

Police say a New York man killed his grandmother in an argument over what to watch on television.

Clarence Newcomb, 25, was arrested Friday at the home he shared with 82-year-old Kathleen Newcomb on Long Island, the Associated Press reported.

Police in Suffolk County said they received a call at 4:35 a.m. from a man saying the woman was lying on the floor.

“By the time the police got there, it was obvious she was DOA,” Det. Sgt. John Best told Newsday. “They were arguing over the television and what they were going to watch on TV.”

Medical officials have not determined how Kathleen Newcomb died and no weapons were recovered, according to the AP.

Clarence Newcomb faces a first-degree manslaughter charge, Newsday reported. He was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday.

Best said Kathleen Newcomb basically raised her grandson and that he lived with her most of his life.

A police lieutenant told the AP he did not know which television shows were involved in the fight.