Man accused of leaving grandmother to die in freezer – Boston News, Weather, Sports

ARMUCHEE, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man in northwest Georgia killed his grandmother by stuffing her into a freezer while she was still alive.

Floyd County police discovered the body of 82-year-old Doris Cumming Thursday night at the Armuchee home she shared with her grandson, Robert Keith Tincher III, 29.

Fincher was charged with murder, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another. He remains incarcerated in Rome. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Police said Cumming’s family believed she had left the state, but became concerned after not hearing from her and reported that she may be missing.

Police said they believe Cumming was injured in a fall in December and instead of getting her treatment, Fincher dragged her home. A warrant says Fincher “heard and saw many bones breaking.” He then wrapped it in plastic bags and placed it in a large freezer.

“From what we determined at the time, he believed she was still breathing and had some movement as she went into the freezer,” the Floyd County investigator said. Brittany Werner told WAGA-TV.

Fincher continued to live in the house with the body inside the freezer for months, but moved it to a storage unit in March, fearing Cumming’s body would be found.

Werner said Tincher told police he didn’t call 911 because he was wanted for arrest in connection with 2018 terrorist threats against his wife.

Tincher also told investigators how much he loved his grandmother.

“He said she was the only family member who gave him the courtesy, love and attention he needed,” Werner said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducts an autopsy to determine Cumming’s cause and time of death.

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