A Florida teenager is facing murder charges following the death of his grandmother. She died from injuries sustained when he went berserk after she hid his beer from him. Police say 18-year-old Dylan Nicholas Broughman went on a rampage, kicking giant holes in the walls of the house where he lived with his mother and grandmother, and beating his 69-year-old grandmother Joyce Ann Courson bloody, repeatedly punching her in the face and kicking her while she lay on the floor. She died from her injuries last Thursday, at which point his charges were upgraded from aggravated battery to murder.
The incident occurred October 10th after Courson hid her grandson’s beers from him while he was in the shower. The boy had already been drinking, according to his mother, Tracey Broughman, who said her son had “severe anger issues.” Courson told police her grandson assaulted her after they responded to the commotion and found the elderly woman in a puddle of her own blood. After being apprehended by the police, Dylan told authorities “he blacks out in rage and does not remember what he does.”
Most disturbing though, is the fact that this was not the first time Courson was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of a family member. In June of this year her daughter Tracey was arrested for battery of her mother. Ironically, her grandson Dylan was a witness in the police report. The charges were later dropped. Tracey Broughman has been arrested over 20 times on a variety of charges, including drug possession and prostitution.
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