Jason Smiddie Stabbed Grandma 100 Times and Shot Her With a Crossbow, Cops Say

Categories: Crime, WTF Florida
via Polk County Sheriff's Office
Jason Aristotle Smiddie
Police across Florida are looking for a 19-year-old accused of killing his own grandma as brutally as possible: By stabbing her more than 100 times, beating her in the face with a wrench and even shooting her in the head with a crossbow.

Jason Aristotle Smiddie has been on the run since police in central Florida found his grandmother dead in her locked bedroom yesterday; Smiddie's father told police he'd admitted in a phone call that he'd killed her.

Smiddie, who lived with his family in Lake Wales in central Florida, called his father on Tuesday to tell him about the homicide, the AP reports.

For whatever reason, Polk County sheriff's didn't make it to check on 67-year-old Gloria Helfrich until Wednesday morning. They found Helfrich's bedroom locked.

"Deputies kicked in the door and found Gloria inside deceased, the obvious victim of a homicide," police say in a report.

If police know why Smiddie killed Helfrich, they haven't said, but it certainly sounds like a crime committed in serious anger: in addition to the hundred stab wounds, police say Helfrich had been shot in the head with a crossbow and horribly assaulted with a wrench.

Smiddie might be driving a silver 2006 Toyota Rav4, plate number N59-9GP, police say. If you see him tooling around South Florida today, call 911 or 863-298-6200.

The teen had been in police custody as recently as Jan. 30, the Orlando Sentinel reports, when he was booked in a child custody case.

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2 comments
Geo
Geo

This is probably one case I wouldn't mind seeing a little police brutality.

elvio lado
elvio lado

I bet his gma' was all like "you mad bro?! and he tried shooting her with an arrow in the knee but he failed like everything else he ever attempted in life. Hes too white to make it in mexico, and too crazy for canada... looks like this fucker is going to get busted in the next week, probably here in good ol' florida.

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