Boy saw stepfather kill mom in fight about cheating accusations, deputies say

in Orange County News & Events


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An 8-year-old boy saw his stepfather strangle and stab his mother as the couple fought about infidelity accusations Tuesday evening, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the boy called 911 around 6:45 p.m., screaming for Jason Lindsey to stop hurting his mother, 38-year-old Tynell Lindsey.

When authorities arrived at the apartment on Sand Lake Road, they said they found Tynell Lindsey unresponsive and covered in blood lying on the closet floor of the master bedroom. Jason Lindsey, 36, walked out of the closet with blood on his clothing, according to the affidavit.

Tynell Lindsey was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.