Officials: Teen charged as adult in death of elderly Pasco man

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A 14-year-old is being charged as an adult in the death of an elderly man in Pasco County. 

  • Teen charged as an adult for the death of an elderly Pasco man
  • Alexander Perez is charged with first-degree murder 
  • Robert Walker was severely beaten and robbed on Sept. 23

Officials said Alexander Perez, 14, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robert Walker, 81. 

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Walker was severely beaten and robbed on September 23 around 2:15 a.m. 

Investigators say Perez walked up to Walker, who was sitting on his front porch at his home in Holiday, and hit him in the face multiple times. 

Perez then pushed Walker into his home and continued to batter him, according to the report. Perez stole Walker’s wallet and pants, official say, before fleeing the scene. 

Perez was arrested and originally charged with home invasion robbery of Walker. 

Walker died later that day as a result of his injuries. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide due to blunt force trauma.

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