Florida caregiver found guilty of attempted 2nd degree murder

Elena Erickson
Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 13:31:36-04

North Port, Fla. (WWSB) - A Florida caregiver was convicted Friday of trying to kill a  WWII veteran by beating him over the head with an oxygen tank.

Elena Erickson was charged with Attempted 2nd degree murder in May of last year, after police say she and 91 year old Michael Nicholas Tristano, got into an argument over payment for her services. 

That's when prosecutors say she used Tristano's own air tank to beat him on the head. She then reportedly left him on the ground for a day before calling paramedics.

After an extensive investigation and interviews with the victim, police were able to gather enough evidence to arrest Erickson.

Erickson will be sentenced on October 13th.