Slick charged with murdering mother

Jarrod Slick

Jarrod Slick

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 01:07 PM.

A Port St. Joe man was formally charged last month with second-degree murder in the slaying of his mother in their Cape San Blas home.

Jarrod Powell Slick, 23, is already in jail without bond in the May 18 killing of his mother, Renee Gail Coffey, 58.

In an information filing from the Gulf County State Attorney’s Office in Port St. Joe, new details of the crime were also released. According to the filing, Slick killed Coffey by striking her “over the head with a blue curling weight and slicing her neck with a corkscrew.”

Those acts were “imminently dangerous to another” and “evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life.”

The filing details that the State Attorney’s Office did not believe the crime premeditated, resulting in the second-degree murder charge. Slick faces up to 30 years in prison.

Investigators responding to a 9-1-1 call from Slick found Coffey unconscious and unresponsive in her home at 7525 Cape San Blas Road.

Slick told dispatchers in the emergency call that his mother had been “assaulted,” according to Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison.

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