Florida teenager 'beat and killed his 69-year-old grandmother after she hid the 18-year-old's beer while he was in the shower'
Dylan Brougham, pictured, is accused of killing his grandmother during an argument over beer

A Florida teenager has been accused of being his grandmother to death because she tried to take a beer off him in the shower.

Dylan Brougham, 18, was first charged with aggravated battery, with a murder charge added Thursday after 69-year-old Joyce Ann Courson died, the Florida Times-Union reported.

The argument between Brougham and his grandmother took place on October 10.   

His grandmother 'died from her injuries' October 18, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a release. 

According to the sheriff's office, 'A witness told police he heard the victim and suspect arguing because the victim took the suspect's beer while he was taking shower and she hid it.

'The witness heard a couple bangs followed up with the victim screaming for help.'

The witness told investigators he found her body on the floor as Broughman left the house.  Police say the woman was taken to the hospital. 

She told police her grandson shoved her to the ground, punched her face and kicked her because she had hidden his beer.

The sheriff's office said: 'The victim was able to tell police that during the argument the suspect began punching holes in the walls near the kitchen of the residence.

'As the victim was coming down the hall near the kitchen, he pushed her to the ground.

The Jackonsville County Sheriff's Office said 'police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 3200 block of Ashridge Circle' (pictured) 

The Jackonsville County Sheriff's Office said 'police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 3200 block of Ashridge Circle' (pictured) 

'After she was on the ground, the suspect held her down and punched her in the face repeatedly with a closed fist and began kicking her while she was on the ground.'

The sheriff's office said police found Brougham out walking on Kernan Boulevard. 

Records don't say whether Brougham has a lawyer.

Brougham's mother Tracey Lynn Brougham told the Florida Times-Union: 'I am sick for the loss of my mother. I am sick for the loss of my son. 

'I don't feel he deserves to go to prison. I don't feel in my heart that he meant to do this to the severity that he did.'



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By Staff Writer 11/05/2016 00:18:00

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