Elderly Man Arrested For Murder

Warren Birkbeck, arrested for murder in Pasco County, Fla.

Holiday, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco calls 71 year-old Warren Birkbeck "a killer," who has killed again.  Birkbeck has been arrested for the murder of his roommate, 42 year-old Denise Cook, at their home on Trask Drive.

Nocco is not sure of the motive, but says Birkbeck stabbed Cook and then told another roommate he'd killed the woman.  The 85 year-old woman then called 911.

Sheriff Nocco says Birkbeck has a history of killing people. Birkbeck was convicted of manslaughter in Massachusetts in 1963 and was convicted of second degree murder in New Hampshire in 1999.

Birkbeck was released in 2015 and moved to Florida. Birkbeck was sentenced to probation until the year 2029.

Photo courtesy Pasco County Sheriff's Office

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