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Man Allegedly Beaten To Death By Nephew

Man Allegedly Beaten To Death By Nephew

CREATED Apr 12, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was allegedly beaten to death by his nephew inside his north Nashville home.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 59-year-old Johnny Odom was found severely beaten inside his home on Beals Lane Friday morning. His nephew, 35-year-old Larry Holmes, who reportedly suffers from psychological issues, has been accused in the crime.

Detectives were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Officials from the Metro Health Department also responded to the scene after a family member reported that Holmes shoved her and was behaving strangely.

Police said Holmes answered the door and appeared to have blood on his face. When they stepped inside the home, detectives said he attacked them and pushed them back onto the front porch.

Holmes was later subdued and taken to General Hospital for evaluation. Odom was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officials said Holmes will be held at the Middle Tennessee Health Institute until the District Attorney's Office decides whether or not to charge him in the case.

The investigation remains ongoing.