Florene Duke, a great-grandmother whose face was covered during the break-in, was left to die of apparent asphyxiation.
The victim was found dead on November 10, 2014.
The arrest of Dupree was reported November 19, 2014.
The crime occurred in Douglasville, GA.
Odes Dupree, 53, had been out of jail for only two weeks, before allegedly tying up Florene Duke, 75, as he robbed her Douglasville apartment on Nov. 10, according to an Atlantic Journal-Constitution report. ‘We can’t even imagine an animal done this way, much less a human being,’ Douglasville police Chief Chris Womack said.Source ►
The alleged killer of an elderly Alabama woman is no stranger to jail.
He had been out of the Douglas County jail for less than two weeks before allegedly killing the woman friends and family called “Nanny.”
Odes Dupree is accused of hog-tying his 75-year-old neighbor Florene Duke, who suffered from dementia, last week and suffocating her to death while he robbed her Douglasville apartment last week, according to the Atlantic Journal-Constitution.
“We can’t even imagine an animal done this way, much less a human being,” Douglasville police Chief Chris Womack said Tuesday night at a press conference.
Investigators never explained how or when they captured the 53-year-old suspect.
Two television sets are missing from Duke’s home, likely stolen to pay off a drug debt, Douglasville investigators believe.
“My grandmama wouldn’t hurt a fly,” Duke’s grandson, Chris Duke, told the Journal-Constitution the night of her death.
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