Teen allegedly beat, strangled 67-year-old man for ‘no apparent reason’


Rocco Recchia, 19.

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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.

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