Police: Florida boy, 8, tells 911 dispatcher mother was 'strangled' by stepfather

Jason Lindsey was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife.
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Jason Lindsey was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife.

Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office

A distraught 8-year-old boy called 911 Monday evening to report that his stepfather had "strangled" his mother in an Orange County apartment, deputies said.

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Orange County deputies said that during the call, the child begged his stepfather, identified as Jason Lindsey, 36, to stop.

When deputies arrived at the apartment complex before 7 p.m. they said they found Jason Lindsey with blood on his clothing, and the child's mother, identified as 38-year-old Tynell Lindsey, unresponsive on the floor of a closet. Deputies said the woman was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Deputies said Jason Lindsey was arrested and will be charged with second-degree murder. He is being held at the Orange County Jail.