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76 year old man beaten and robbed in home


A 76 year old man is dead after family members say he was beaten then robbed in his own home.
The incident happened just before midnight Tuesday on Lakeview Avenue.

Friends and family members are gathering at 76 year old Ben Stallworth's home after family members say he was beaten in the head with a brick and robbed over night.

"I've been in this neighborhood my whole life and yes I would expect something like this in this neighborhood, but not to my father."   

One of Ben Stallworth's sons was inside the home when the incident occurred.
He told us off camera there was a knock on the door, his father answered and a man forced his way inside and beat his father in the head with a brick.

The son heard Stallworth call his name, he came out of his bedroom and yelled at the intruder to get off his father,
    He said the man took off out the door.

911 was called and deputies found Stallworth on bleeding on the couch.
     He was pronounced dead later at the hospital.

"My father was a good person..he do anything for anybody and he really didn't deserve this and if the person knew him it probably wouldn't of come to this."

If you have any information about this incident you're asked to call the Escambia County Sheriffs Office or Crime Stoppers at 433-stop.