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Florida man accused of beating his mother to death

Martin County Sheriff booking photo of 34 year-old Darren Pouncey.

(STUART, FLA) — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Darren Pouncey for the murder of his mother.
The Medical Examiner ruled 58 year old Christina Diorio died from multiple blunt-force trauma wounds.
Investigators rushed to the Stuart home on New Years Eve after a neighbor called 911. Once they got there, they found Diorio’s body in her home and her son with blood on his hands.
He has been charged with second-degree murder.

Investigators said the victim texted her neighbor saying she needed help. They believe that Diorio died around that time.

The neighbor read the text the next morning and discovered Diorio’s body the next morning in her home.

“The family said that they had calls from the mother in the past where she was concerned about her safety with the son being in the home. The son had expressed his dislike of being with the mother, and so there was some history from the family about concerns about the son being in the home with the mother,” Sgt. Dan DuLac, of the Criminal Investigations Divison, said.

Pouncey is an army veteran and had been living with his mom for the past few years. He is currently on suicide watch at the Martin County jail.