Sick NH Man Accused Of Killing NC Native Sister With Hammer

Prosecutors say a New Hampshire architect diagnosed with suspected early onset Alzheimer's disease told police he fatally beat his visiting sister with a baseball bat and a sledgehammer after she overstayed her welcome and started talking about money.

Jeffrey Cook is accused of second-degree murder in the Nov. 9 death of Sandra Griffin at his home in Deerfield, a small town north of Boston.

WMUR-TV reports prosecutors told a judge in nearby Candia on Monday that Cook said he "snapped" and struck his 58-year-old sister in the head.

Cook's sister had traveled from Locust, N.C., to try to help arrange care for him. Her husband tells the Concord Monitor newspaper she planned to help her brother's wife, who was trying to get him into a care facility.

Cook is held without bail. His wife declines to comment.


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  • by 40some on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:47 PM
    When someone with alzheimers says no, no means no.
  • by Puff on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:21 PM
    This man had been diagonosed with alzheimers. His mind is not functioning like a rational person. I had a family member that was the greatest person in the world and every body loved him all of his life. He developed alzheimers and became very violent at times and had no recollection of his actions 10 minutes later. It is so sad that this happened and I feel so sorry for his family. People should be made aware that these patients can snap at any time and do not know what they are doing. Please pray for every body involved.
  • by Eva Location: Nashville on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:39 PM
    So sad! A Sister trying to help her brother and he kills her!!!??
  • by neil Location: Washington on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    Sick very sick
  • by B Location: Gville on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    He'll get care now on the taxpayer's dime.
  • by Curt on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    Wow what a creep .
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