“Florida Golfer Arrested for Manslaughter in Death of 87-Year-Old at Country Club”

By | August 7, 2023



A 76-year-old golfer in Florida has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after repeatedly punching an 87-year-old man, leading to his death. The incident occurred at the Glenview County Club in The Villages. The suspect, Robert Edward Moore Jr., allegedly attacked the victim after a confrontation in the club’s parking lot. The victim, Dean William Zook, later died from brain bleeding. Moore was identified through video footage and was released on a $30,000 bond. Breitbart reported

A golfer in Florida has been taken into custody on charges of manslaughter in connection with the death of an 87-year-old man at the Glenview County Club in The Villages. Robert Edward Moore Jr., 76, allegedly punched the victim multiple times during a confrontation at the country club on June 28. The incident occurred after the victim, Dean William Zook, accidentally ran into what Moore believed was his vehicle in the club’s parking lot. Zook asked Moore if they could exchange insurance information, but Moore responded by repeatedly striking him. The victim attempted to shield himself with his hands. Following the altercation, Moore realized that the vehicle involved was not his and left to search for his own car. Zook spoke with authorities after the incident, but his condition deteriorated rapidly, and he was later found to be bleeding from his brain. He passed away on July 16. Surveillance footage from inside the country club’s restaurant captured Moore leaving the building shortly before the incident and returning one minute later. Law enforcement received a tip about Moore’s whereabouts on June 29 and discovered him at the Havana Country Club wearing the same clothing as the previous day. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office posted images of the suspect on social media, seeking the public’s help in identifying him. Detectives found a news article from November 2022 featuring Moore achieving a hole-in-one at another golf course, where he was depicted wearing the same shoes, shorts, and sunglasses as seen in the Glenview Country Club surveillance footage. The suspect also owns a vehicle of the same make as the one Zook collided with. ABC News Contributor and former FBI Special Agent Brad Garrett commented on the case, stating that individuals who go to such lengths to harm elderly individuals and cause their death likely have issues with impulse control and anger management. Moore claimed that Zook had grabbed him and refused to let go, leading him to punch the man. He was released on a $30,000 bond..