At 50 years old, Francis Roig was still living with his 79-year-old mother, Georgina Roig, and he was sick of his mom always pestering him to get a job. So early Monday morning, he snapped. He stabbed his mother multiple times around 2 a.m. in their shared home and then drove off, leaving her for dead.
Police became aware of the incident when a witness called in to report seeing a bloodied woman standing by her front door. The home is located on the 13200 block of SW 53rd Street, near Kendale Lakes. By the time police arrived, Georgina had collapsed and died on her front porch.
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Police noted that Francis' Toyota was missing from the scene and put out a "be on the lookout" alert for the car. An officer spotted the vehicle near SW 24th Street and 79th Avenue and tried to stop it, but Roig continued driving. Police caught up to the car at SW 27th Avenue and 25th Terrace. Roig stopped the car and tried to flee on foot, but police caught him after a small scuffle.
After being read his Miranda rights, Roig admitted he was angry at his mother for pressuring him to get a job. He also said that when he took off, he wasn't sure if his mother was alive or dead.
He now faces charges of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on an officer, driving with a suspended license, and avoiding arrest.
Roig has two previous charges in Miami-Dade County, for trespassing after a warning in 2006 and loitering and prowling in 2010.