A GEORGIA man allegedly murdered his grandmother by putting her inside of a freezer while she was still alive.
Robert Keith Tincher III, 29, of Armuchee, Georgia, allegedly placed the 82-year-old in plastic bags while she was still alive before putting her inside a large freezer.
Floyd County Police Department investigators made the discovery on Thursday after a family member voiced concern about the woman, who had fallen before the incident.
It is believed Tincher placed the woman in the freezer in late 2021, the Rome News-Tribune reports.
Tincher is accused of dragging the woman through the residence in plastic bags while she was still alive, breaking several of her bones in the process.
“He described her movement and breathing when the freezer was locked,” FCPD investigator Brittany Werner wrote in the report.
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Tincher told police her back broke as he placed her into the freezer, according to a jail report.
The report continues to say Tincher was worried the freezer would be found, so he moved it to a nearby storage unit where it was discovered by the police four months later.
The victim has yet to be identified publicly.
Tincher is charged with felony malice murder, concealing the death of another, aggravated battery, and felony murder.
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He is also being charged with failure to appear on two felony terroristic threats and acts charges stemming from a July 18, 2018, incident where he is accused of conspiring to kill his then wife.
In 2018, Tincher, then 25, and Steven Walter Brooks were accused of conspiring to kill Tincher’s then-wife, Courtney Tincher, according to WSB-TV 2.
Courtney had told police her husband vandalized her car a few months earlier and posted on Facebook about hiring a hitman to kill her.
Robert also allegedly used Facebook Messenger to contact Brooks to discuss a “contract” to put Courtney “6 feet deep.”
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Court records obtained by WSB-TV show Brooks was acquitted of the charges in January 2019.
Robert was indicted in September 2018, but failed to show up for a court date and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest the same month that Brooks was found not guilty.