Cruelty Becoming Common
The killing of disabled military veteran Paul Quandt disturbed even the Gainesville Police Department detectives who worked the case but brutal violence against the elderly is on the rise.
A day after 78 year old war veteran Paul Quandt's fight for life ended, the state attorney's office is taking another look at the death investigation.
Quandt was beaten, tazed and stabbed during a robbery at his home last Tuesday.
His death marks the third time in less than two years that an elderly person was the target of brutal violence during a home invasion.
22 year old Austin Jones and Quandt's former caretaker 22 year old Maranda Martin have been arrested.
Both are in the Alachua County Jail and are on suicide watch.
People with the state attorney's office say they are waiting on an autopsy before they decide whether to upgrade the charges against Jones and Martin.
A visitation will be held for Quandt at Milam Funeral Home this Saturday at 1pm followed by a memorial service to be held at 2.
Both are open to the public.
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