MOUNT HEALTHY, OH - An Ohio neighborhood is reeling in Mount Healthy, after the death of an 80-year-old man who police say died at the hands of his grandson.
Neighbors said they witnessed a toxic relationship, and the two fought almost every day.
Dan Griffin has more.
"There was drama from the very beginning"
Kim Hart holds back tears thinking of what happened inside this home along Saint Clair Avenue last August.
Mount Healthy Police say a then 12-year-old boy killed his 80-year-old grandfather, Fowler Agenbroad.
Police say Agenbroad took a blow to the head and when they found him, he wasn't responding.
"The kid wasn't anything but 12 or 13 but I mean he had an attitude on him," says Steve Wagner, a neighbor.
Investigators say Agenbroad had custody of the teen after his parents overdosed and died.
Neighbors say Agenbroad and his grandson often fought.
"There's plenty of times where they've got back to the house or the kid wants to go outside and play and I mean even the grandfather, he'd be yelling back at him," Wagner says.
"Everything the child did, the grandfather would blame his son, the child's father," Kim Hart says. "You're going to be like him."
WLWT was the only station in court as the now, 13-year-old and his attorney denied murder and other charges against him.
Today, prosecutor Joe Deters elaborated on the case on Newsradio 700 WLW.
"Literally, we believe that this grandfather's head may have gone through a wall," Deters says.
In police incident reports WLWT obtained, there had been several cases involving the two at the home.
"When a child says, I have problems, when a child says I don't feel safe or comfortable, it's time to listen," Hart says.
In juvenile court Tuesday, the teen and his attorney denied charges of murder, reckless homicide and felonious assault.
A judge ruled the teen will continue to be detained.
His next court date is March 24.
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