78-year-old man in custody, accused of killing roommate

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta police say a 78-year-old man is in custody, accused of stabbing his roommate to death and leaving the body in a closet.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Cleaster Atkins was charged with murder after he turned up with blood on his head, clothes and hands at a gas station nearby.

Authorities said Tuesday that police found the body of 64-year-old Kiwanis Brownlee on Monday after responding to the home around 3:30 a.m. A responding officer wrote in a report that blood was found in the living room, bathroom and a bedroom.

Police said a motive has not been determined.

Atkins is being held without bond. It was unknown if he’s represented by an attorney.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Updates

More 7 Day Forecast

More Political Stories

More Politics

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Trending Stories