Woman Killed for Slamming a Door in Her Own Home

Freakish things and people are plentiful--all over the world.

A man in Marion County, Fla., was arrested and charged Wednesday with killing a 51-year-old woman for slamming doors in her apartment and waking him up, according to a police report.

Marion County Sheriff's deputies and Belleview police officers responded to an altercation at an apartment complex located at 6745 S.E. 107 St. Tuesday.

The report said Vito Loiacono was involved in a fight with Betty Shepperd and another man over "slamming doors in her apartment and waking Mr. Loiacono up at night."

When officers arrived at about 5 p.m., the disturbance had ended and Loiacono was sitting on a porch with other neighbors in the complex.

About three hours later, officers responded to another disturbance call at the same address.

When officers arrived they found Betty Shepperd dead in an apartment.

Witnesses told police that they saw Loiacono leaving his apartment carrying a white trash bag. He allegedly tried to give the bag containing his clothes to several people to hide, according to the report.

When tenants refused to take the bag, Loiacono was allegedly seen taking the bag behind the apartment complex and throwing it in a trash bin.

The bag was found a short time later by officers. It contained clothes Loiacono was wearing earlier in the night and a weapon.

After questioning, Loiacono was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the woman's death.

Loiacono remains in the Marion County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, another man in Marion County, Fla., remained in jail charged with fatally beating his roommate with a sledgehammer and a claw hammer because there was no toilet tissue in the home.

Franklin Paul Crow, 56, was charged Monday with homicide for the death of Kenneth Matthews, 58, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Crow told investigators that the men were fighting over the weekend about the toilet tissue when Matthews pulled out a rifle. Crow said he then began beating Matthews with the sledgehammer and claw hammer, according to an affidavit.


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