By IVY BROWN Court TV
NAPLES, Fla. (Court TV) — A Florida man is accused of killing his grandmother and asking a housekeeper to help him dispose of the body.
Authorities say Anthony Michael Corrado, 34, also beat his grandfather during the May 17 attack.
Authorities arrived on the scene after a housekeeper flagged down a deputy while fleeing the home. The witness, whose name is redacted in court documents, said Corrado had called her to his grandparents’ home for a “real mess.”
The witness said blood was found throughout the home, and she was taken to a bedroom where she saw a “large blue tarp on the floor.” The witness said she tried to remove the tarp when she heard heavy breathing, but Corrado stopped her and said she “would get blood everywhere.”
The housekeeper fled the home after telling Corrado she needed to retrieve cleaning supplies from their vehicle, according to court documents.
When deputies arrived at the residence, they first spotted an empty vehicle backed up to an open garage door, before locating Corrado outside.
Deputies believe Corrado attacked his grandfather, who was reportedly out grocery shopping, between the time when the housekeeper fled and they arrived.
His grandfather was found alive, wrapped in a blanket with “blunt head trauma” and taken to a local hospital.
Court documents also state that blood splatter was found throughout the home, and “a heavy hammer with smeared blood” was found in the kitchen.
Corrado is facing felony charges of second-degree murder and aggravated battery. He’s scheduled to be arraigned June 12, according to court records.
According to the report, Corrado was released from prison in April 2022, and his grandparents had an active protective order against him.