Florida man is accused of fatally shooting his parents and brother “execution style” after allegedly stealing $200K from the family to give to a Bulgarian online call girl he had met on the porn website Cam Girls.
Grant Tiernan Amato, 29, killed his parents and brother over an expensive obsession with a Bulgarian online call girl, say deputies in Seminole County, Florida. He allegedly told investigators the woman was his girlfriend, and that his father kicked him out of the home over the “relationship.”
In the three months before the killings, Amato had swiped $200,000 from his family and sent it to the woman in Bulgaria with whom he had been speaking since June on an adult website called Cam Girls, the report said.
Grant Amato’s father told him he needed to complete an internet- and sex-addition program, which Grant Amato said he went to Dec. 22 and left early, on Jan. 4.
When he got home, Grant Amato said his father handed him a list of guidelines he needed to follow to remain in the house, including cutting off communications with the woman he met online, who he called his girlfriend. But the communication continued, which started an argument between Grant Amato and his father, according to the warrant.
The investigation started Friday when one of the victims, 31-year-old Cody Amato, didn’t show up to work at Advent Hospital East Orlando, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by Law&Crime. Amato’s girlfriend and a co-worker called deputies for a welfare check.
Sheriff’s deputies found Grant Amato’s parents Chad Amato, 59, and Margaret Amato, 61, and his brother, Cody Amato, 31, dead from apparent gunshot wounds in their Chuluota home on Friday.
Investigators began to search for Amato, who had allegedly fled from the scene, according to a statement from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
He was later found in a hotel room before being taken in for questioning, where investigators said he admitted to having trouble with his family over the relationship.
Grant is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. His arraignment is scheduled for March 26.