DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- George and Joann Burnham were attacked inside their home, allegedly by their own son, and according to Joann, Karl Burnham used a hammer to kill her husband.
According to the arrest warrant for Karl Burnham, the details depict a horrific murder scene. George Burnham was killed in the attack. Joann survived and was able to take deputies step-by-step through what happened. She said she was home last Thursday, using the computer around 1:00 p.m. when her son came into the room and started hitting her with a hammer.
Joann told deputies she screamed, "Why?!" but didn't get an answer, and that's when she yelled for her husband to help. She said George came to help but doesn't remember anything after that. The couple's daughter came home around 5:00 p.m. and found her father in a pool of blood and her mother on the couch.
Joann reportedly was able to tell her daughter that her son, Karl Burnham, was responsible for the attack and that he stole her car and left. Deputies were able to track Karl Burnham to Orange County where they arrested him for murder and attempted murder.
He remains in jail tonight without bond.