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Antelo Simpson allegedly killed his aunt with ceramic knife

Antelo Simpson

Antelo Simpson, 30, is accused of killing his 73-year-old aunt to death with a ceramic-style knife at her Tampa apartment. He is facing a first-degree murder charge (Hillsborough County Jail)

After a 73-year-old old woman allowed her down-on-his-luck nephew to live with her at her Florida home because he had no where else to go, the man is accused of stabbing her to death with a ceramic-style knife.

Antelo Simpson, 30, faces a first-degree murder charge, according to the Tampa Police Department. Local NBC affiliate WFLA identified the victim as Sandra Bailey.

“It is heartbreaking to know that a family lost a loved one so tragically,” Tampa police Chief Lee Bercaw said in a statement. “Although it cannot replace their loved one, I hope there is a small amount of comfort that the family is able to find in knowing that detectives were able to find closure in less than 24 hours. It is in cases like this one, that show how dedicated our detectives and department are to find justice for the victim and their loved ones as well.”

A probable cause arrest arrest affidavit said a woman called 911 shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday to say her mother was dead and “there was blood all over.” Police and paramedics responded to the apartment north of downtown and declared Bailey deceased from “sharp force injuries.” Paramedics reported she had stab wounds to the left side of her neck and bruising to her back. They saw bloody shoe prints inside the apartment and a blood trail between the bathroom and living room.

There was also blood splattered and smeared on the bathroom door and walls. Bailey was located facedown on the bathroom floor in front of the toilet. A black and red size 7 shoe next to her body that matched the bloody footprints in the home was next to her body.

“She was naked from the waist down with a pair of jeans on top of her and a towel laid over her body,” the affidavit said.

Bailey’s purse strap was broken and several debit cards and her phone were missing.

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