Teen killed grandmother at Florida nudist community, drove body around, cops say

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:06:55 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2014 04:28:38 PM EDT

Brandon Machetto.

LUTZ, Fla. -

Police accuse a Florida teen of killing his grandmother inside her home at a nudist community and driving around with the body for nearly five hours.

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Pasco County sheriff's spokeswoman Melanie Snow said Tuesday that 18-year-old Brandon Machetto had been living with his grandmother for several weeks and they fought frequently.

Police say a neighbor called authorities early Monday after seeing the teen drag what appeared to be a body into a minivan. Deputies tried to pull over Machetto, but he kept driving. Authorities say he ended up back at the Paradise Lakes community where his grandmother, 74-year-old Sylvia Schmitt, lived.

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Machetto is being held without bail on a first-degree murder charge. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Friends say Machetto suffered a brain injury several years ago.


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