A 28-year-old man in Pennsylvania has been charged with murder after telling police he stoned a 70-year-old man to death after the elderly man reportedly hit on the younger man. John Joe Thomas, 28, reportedly spent every day at 70-year-old Murray Seidman’s home for unknown reasons, but when Seidman made romantic advances toward Thomas, Thomas beat the elderly man to death with a sock full of rocks. Thomas reportedly told authorities he read in the Old Testament that homosexuals should be stoned to death. Thomas said he killed Seidman on Jan. 12, and then returned to the apartment days later to make it seem like he had just discovered the body. Thomas is being held on first-degree murder charges.
CRIME Delaware County District Attorney's Office