A 25-year-old Seattle man who claimed he smashed his grandmother’s head with a chair because she had a “third eye” was charged with deliberate homicide in Missoula County, Montana, on Monday.
According to court documents, Tyler Dan Perry had been living with his 72-year-old grandmother in her Missoula home since he hitchhiked to her house from Seattle at Thanksgiving.
Prosecutors allege that Perry killed his grandmother on Saturday and then went outside, told a tow-truck driver and asked for police to be called.
Perry was waiting when police arrived, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Court documents say Perry told police he hit his grandmother in the head repeatedly with a chair while she was laying on the couch watching TV.
He told police his grandmother had a “third eye” and had been “sucking the life out of my tyranny, to fulfill a purpose for her virtue of her own insanity,” prosecutors allege in court documents.
“Everybody knew we needed to bash her over the head,” Perry is alleged in court documents to have told police.
Perry denied having psychiatric issues, but relatives told police they had concerns about his mental health, prosecutors say in the charging documents.