Cops: Man tried to suffocate father at nursing home

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- Police in a Cleveland suburb say a man from Florida is accused of trying to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home early Monday.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 58-year-old Steven Curtis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is facing charges including attempted murder following the incident at a Brecksville nursing home.

Police say his father, Roy Curtis, died several hours after the incident, but the medical examiner hasn't yet ruled on the cause of death.

A report said police were called after staff members witnessed an intoxicated Steven Curtis with his hands over his father's nose and mouth.

Steven Curtis appeared in court Tuesday, and his case will be bound over to the grand jury. No attorney information was available.

  • Crimesider Staff

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