Man accused of beating his 82-year-old grandfather to death with his bare hands, but he denies the allegation

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Source: MEGA; Colonie police

Feb. 25 2022, Published 10:10 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of beating his 82-year-old grandfather to death and now faces a murder charge, according to a report.

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Around 3 a.m. on Feb. 18, police in Colonie, New York, were called to a home for a reported fight, according to News 10.

At the scene, officers found Gerald Curran, 82, with a serious head injury. He was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries, according to News 10.

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Investigators identified his 33-year-old grandson Nicholas Pantoni as the suspect. He fled the scene and was arrested hours later, according to the report. He was initially charged with first-degree assault but now faces a count of second-degree murder after the victim’s death.

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Police have not said what led to the alleged attack.

Pantroni’s attorney told News 10 that his client denied that he killed his grandfather.

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Source: MEGA; Colonie police

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