Son Witnesses Stepfather Kill His Mother
ORLANDO, Fla. — An 8-year-old boy saw his mother being killed by his stepfather in their Orange County home on Monday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
According to an arrest affidavit, at around 6:44 p.m., deputies received a call from the boy who stated that his stepfather, who authorities identified as Jason Lindsey, “strangled” his mother, Tyneel Lindsey, 38.
During the phone call, the boy was described as “extremely distraught” and could be heard screaming at his stepfather to stop, stated the affidavit.
When deputies arrived at the 7300 block of Sand Lake Road at the Rialto Luxury Apartments, they shepherded the boy out for his safety and while conducting a search of the home, they found the 36-year-old Jason Linsey walking out of a closet in the bathroom, with blood on his clothes, described the affidavit.
Tyneel Lindsey was found in the master bedroom’s closet floor, unresponsive and covered in blood, the document continued.
She was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m., stated the affidavit.
Jason Lindsey was taken to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Central Operations Building on Colonial Drive, Orlando, where he spoke to detectives that was recorded by video and audio.
However, what was stated in that interview was redacted in the affidavit.
He was charged with second-degree murder and was taken to the Orange County Jail.
Jason Lindsey has been charged with second-degree murder. Orange County Sheriff’s Office authorities say he killed his wife, Tyneel Lindsey, as her 8-year-old son watched. (Orange County Sheriff’s Office)