A man in a Phoenix suburb fatally stabbed his 81-year-old grandmother because he was tired of taking care of her.
Brandon Smith, 30, is being held on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder. Smith punched Helen Smith in the face first and she fell unconscious before he “decided to end her life,” according to charging documents. According to police, Smith cut his grandmother’s neck with a kitchen knife. He says she was suffering from dementia.
Officers called to an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m. Sunday found Helen Smith already dead.