AP NEWS
Related topics

911 calls: Brother’s depression was concern before slayings

January 31, 2019

CHULUOTA, Fla. (AP) — The co-workers of a man slain with his parents in their Florida home told 911 dispatchers they worried about his brother’s mental health.

In three 911 calls released Wednesday, hospital co-workers said they knew something was wrong when 31-year-old nurse anesthetist Cody Amato missed work Friday morning.

The Orlando Sentinel reports one co-worker said he had told her about his brother’s depression and suicidal thoughts.

Grant Amato, 29, is being held without bail on three counts of first-degree murder. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said Amato had been kicked out of his parents’ Chuluota home and accused of stealing $210,000 from his family to send to a woman he met on a porn website.

Defense attorney Jeff Dowdy said authorities have not provided physical evidence linking Amato to the deaths.

___

Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

AP RADIO
Update hourly