Kings Park, NY – A man has allegedly killed his grandmother after the two argued over what program they should watch on television.
Clarence Newcomb was taken into custody after police were called to a home in Kings Park, which sits around 40 miles outside of New York City. Authorities said 82-year-old Kathleen Newcomb was already dead by the time they arrived on the scene.
According to The Associated Press, the woman’s 25-year-old grandson said the pair had argued over what shows they should watch on television. At some point during their argument, the man’s grandmother lost her life.
Reports indicate that no weapons were found in Kathleen Newcomb’s home when police placed Clarence under arrest. Authorities said they had no idea which shows were the cause of the tragic argument.
Police explained that the pair had lived together for most of the grandson’s life.
The Times Beacon Record wrote that Clarence admitted to striking his grandmother during their heated confrontation. However, no weapons were found at the scene of the crime.
The 25-year-old suspect has been charged with first-degree manslaughter by homicide detectives. Clarence, who is currently unemployed and without legal representation, is expected to be arraigned on Saturday.
Sadly, it would seem that fighting over which television show to watch is much more common than many might initially realize. According to Mashable, a result poll revealed that 36 percent of couples argue over what to watch on television.
While the Newcombs’ situation might be a little different in regards to the relationship and the outcome of the argument, the struggle could still be classified a “power play.” The website explains that most of these disputes usually involve sports.
What do you think about the man who killed his grandmother over what to watch on television? Have you ever been in a heated argument over the remote control?