Channel Flipping Killing By Homeless Man In Florida

By: Jennifer Hong - Staff Writer
Published: Apr 23, 2021

Channel Flipping Killing. A homeless man is responsible for killing a wheelchair-bound man because of his channel TV flipping. The man was stabbed to death eight times in the back inside his Winter Haven, Florida apartment.

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Martin Vasser, 54, was thrown from his wheelchair and stabbed seven to eight times in the back inside his Winter Haven apartment last week, according to the Lakeland Ledger.

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Police have charged 29-year-old David Matthew Young with murder as well as armed robbery and prohibited possession of prescription hydrocodone.

Neighbors of Vasser called building maintenance Tuesday after not hearing from him for several days. When a maintenance worker went to the apartment, he found a large amount of blood in the doorway and called police, who found Vasser’s body.

Young, who lives in the woods near Vasser’s apartment, was an acquaintance who would sometimes visit the disabled man. Police say they found Young in a tent in the woods and that he’d tried to sell pain-killing pills he’d stolen from Vasser to Vasser’s neighbors.

Young reportedly told police he’d known Vasser for three years and would become “very agitated” by Vasser’s television habits.

Police say Young grabbed a knife, threw Vasser out of his wheelchair and onto the ground and began stabbing him repeatedly.

Young told Vasser he was doing him a favor as he killed him, police said. they believe Vasser was killed between Wednesday and Saturday.

“Changing the channels on the television doesn’t seem like a very good reason to kill somebody,” Police Chief Gary Hester said in a statement.


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