Tampa Bay Times

Published: Apr 07, 2014 6:17 AM EDT

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) - A 23-year-old homeless man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother during an argument, and then burying her in a shallow grave.
    
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says deputies were looking for Benjamin Dick on Saturday in connection with another stabbing. When they found him at a homeless camp in Crystal River several witnesses told them Dick had killed his mother.
    
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/QWeyRu ) reports deputies searched the area and found what appeared to be a grave.
    
Witnesses told authorities that Dick, his girlfriend and another man had been drinking with 42-year-old Jennifer Brooks.
    
According to deputies, Dick attacked his mother after she made a derogatory comment about his girlfriend. He then enlisted help from his friend to bury her.
    
He was arrested on charges including second-degree murder.
    
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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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