Bartolo Gelsomino, a 78-year-old Kendall resident, is facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing his 71-year-old wife to death after she refused to make him a burger. The elderly culprit then tried to cover up the crime by staging a break-in.
According to the Miami Herald, the couple's adult daughter discovered her mother's bloodied body at her home on the 10700 block of SW 146th Court. She had seen her mother healthy and alive earlier in the day.
Police began to suspect Gelsomino after he showed up and they noticed two possible bloodstains on his shirt. The couple's son also mentioned his dad had a history of domestic abuse.
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Gelsomino is an Italian immigrant and primarily speaks Italian. After finding a translator, Gelsomino admitted to stabbing his wife after an argument over a hamburger.
He also led police to a nearby warehouse district where he had thrown out the knife.