Registered: Mar 2008
Posted May 30th, 2009 12:56 PM IP
The Associated Press
Published: May 29, 2009
FORT MYERS - Authorities say a southwest Florida homeless man brutally beheaded a wheelchair-bound man who was letting the suspect stay at his apartment.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies went to Charles Rogers' home Thursday and found his body still in the wheelchair. His head was placed near the front door.
Authorities say Robert Cope was staying with 70-year-old Rogers.
Neighbors say Rogers was a Good Samaritan-type who often helped people.
A home health care provider identified Cope as the man who had been staying with Rogers.
Cope's shoe prints were found at the scene. Authorities also found blood on his shoes when they arrested him.
He is charged with second-degree murder and being held without bond. It was unclear if he has an attorney.
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