New Port Richey man charged with murdering his 91-year-old mother

Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Detectives have arrested Bruce Martin, 59, for the murder of his 91-year-old mother. On Tuesday at 11:36 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a call about Carolyn Martin, who died at her home in New Port Richey.

Preliminary information indicated that Martin had fallen and died. However, detectives said, additional information made the death look suspicious.

Bruce Martin lived with his mother on Florida Avenue. He’s accused of striking and killing her. Pasco County detectives said Carolyn Martin’s body was bruised. She had a severely dislocated shoulder, and multiple contusions and broken fingers.

On Tuesday, the day the body was found, Bruce Martin checked into the James Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, detectives said. He’s been charged with 2nd degree murder.


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