Elderly Miami Man Fatally Stabs Wife Because She Refused to Cook a Hamburger: Cops

Bartolo Gelsomino faces a second-degree murder charge.

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
|  Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013  |  Updated 12:19 PM EDT
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An elderly Miami man faces a second-degree murder charge after he grabbed a knife from a kitchen drawer and stabbed his wife to death after she wouldn't cook him a hamburger, authorities said.

Bartolo Gelsomino, 78, was arrested on Jan. 21, was being held without bond Monday night, according to online jail records.

Police said he stabbed his 71-year-old  wife Ana Gelsomino after the dispute, The Miami Herald reported.

The couple's daughter found her mother's body in the home at 10700 Southwest 146th Court, police said.

The Herald reported that he made it seem as if  the home had been burglarized, so as to cover up the murder.

After his arrest, he confessed and detailed what had happened, the arrest report said. He then showed investigators where he had put the murder weapon and the clothes he was wearing, police said.

It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney. 

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