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Florida man accused of killing mother over debit cards he wanted to buy drugs

florida man accused of killing mother over debit cards needed for drugs
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Jan. 11 2022, Published 2:25 p.m. ET

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A Florida woman was allegedly beaten to death with a hammer by her son, as police say he wanted his and her debit card so he could buy drugs.

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Around 7 p.m. on Jan. 9, deputies were called to a home in a Fort Walton Beach, Florida neighborhood, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said.

At the scene, officers said they found the victim next to her bed covered in blood.

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The victim’s car was missing and investigators determined her son, 41-year-old Joshua Nunn, was a suspect.

About three hours later, officials said they caught Nunn in the victim’s car in the Kiwi/Carson area of Florida.


Nunn told police he used a hammer on the victim, as well as trying to suffocate her with a pillow and wrapping a cord from an alarm clock around her neck to choke her. The attack was because he wanted their debit card to buy drugs, WEAR-TV reported.

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Sheriff Eric Aden spoke with WEAR-TV and said Nunn was released from prison two months ago and had an “admitted crack cocaine problem.”

After his release from prison, his mother was put in control of his finances, WEAR-TV stated. Because of that, he admitted to committing the crime to take her credit cards to buy drugs.

Nunn was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail on the first-degree premeditated murder charge. He is being held without bond, officials said.


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