CLEMSON, S.C. — A South Carolina teen is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly beat and strangled a 67-year-old man “for no apparent reason” Saturday morning.
Police were called to a residence around 7:30 a.m. in reference to a fight, according to WHNS. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the front yard of a home. He had been hit in the head and strangled.
Shortly before the incident happened, 19-year-old Rocco Recchia was in the victim’s yard and used his cell phone to make a call. After the call, Recchia began beating the victim.
Recchia told police he beat the elderly man “for no apparent reason.”
The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Recchia was booked in the Pickens County Detention Center on no bond.