Distraught 8-year-old witnesses stepfather strangling mother, calls 911

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An 8-year-old child in Orange County witnessed his mother being strangled by his stepfather.

Deputies responded to a domestic incident on Monday night at a residence off Sand Lake Road.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in arrest report that that an 8-year-old child called 911 and stated that his stepfather, Jason Lindsey, had strangled his mother, Tynell Lindsey. The child was described as extremely distraught and could be heard screaming for Jason to stop. 

Upon arrival, deputies said that they ushered child out of the residence for his safety. Deputies performed a sweep of the residence and located the Tynell covered in blood and unresponsive. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but succumbed to her injuries there. Jason was also located and had blood on his clothing. He was placed into a patrol vehicle.

Jason was reportedly transported to the Orange County Sheriff's Office Central Operations Building and interviewed. Based on the facts obtained, he was arrested for Second Degree Murder and transported to the Orange County Jail. 

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