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Man allegedly kills grandma with hammer, summons housekeeper to clean up
Image source: Collier County Sheriff's Office

Man allegedly kills grandma with hammer, summons housekeeper to clean up

Police have arrested a man who allegedly killed his grandmother with a hammer, severely injured his grandfather, and then summoned a housekeeper to clean up the scene.

Anthony Michael Corrado, 34, is charged with second degree murder and aggravated battery on a person over age 65, Collier County Sheriff's Office reported Friday.

"This individual is in our custody thanks to the swift response by deputies and the quick-thinking reporter who was able to get herself out of the residence and alert law enforcement," said Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk in a statement posted to Facebook.

The gory scene unfolded at a Golden Gate Estates neighborhood residence in Naples, Florida Wednesday. The victims have not been named.

Authorities say Corrado called a housekeeper around 2:30 p.m. to help him clean up a residence on 16th Street Northeast, describing the scene as a "real mess," according to an arrest affidavit acquired by Naples Daily News.

When the housekeeper arrived, a blood-stained Corrado showed her the bedroom where his 82-year-old grandmother's body was located.

The housekeeper told deputies the female victim's body was wrapped in a tarp. A bag was wrapped around her head with a white hose nearby. When she tried to remove the bag, Corrado warned her off, saying blood would get everywhere, the outlet also reported.

Corrado reportedly asked the housekeeper to take the body from the home and disable the security system. When she asked, Corrado told the housekeeper the grandfather would soon return from grocery shopping.

The clever housekeeper fooled Corrado by saying she needed to get cleaning supplies from her car. Once she got to her car, she drove away and flagged down a CCSO deputy who was on patrol nearby.

Deputies found the deceased grandmother in a bedroom and the injured grandfather in a separate room. The grandfather was flown to a trauma center with severe head injuries. Deputies believe the grandfather arrived after the housekeeper left.

Corrado, who refused to speak with deputies, was found outside the home with blood on his clothing and body.

The alleged murderer was released from prison last year. Detectives say the grandmother had an order of protection against him.

Corrado was booked into the Collier County jail. He is due in court June 12 for a preliminary exam, according to Naples Daily News.

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