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Man kills his 36-year-old friend in motel room because he wanted to die

By Mason White 5:19 PM October 22, 2017
Rex Drew Stewart
Rex Drew Stewart
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A admitted to police that he killed his friend, and claimed that the deceased wanted to die, according to police in Florida.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said that they arrested the suspect in connection to a homicide at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach.

Deputies responded to the motel on Thursday, around 4:35 p.m., and found the body of 36-year-old Gerald Richard Breen, Jr. in a room.

Breen had been living in the room and had a man staying with him.

The man was identified as 26-year-old Rex Drew Stewart of 1147 Katherine in Callaway.

Stewart stated he used a commando hand saw to choke Breen to death after the two men argued and Stewart became angry enough to carry out Breen’s request.

Stewart stated he killed Breen on Wednesday.

Investigators did find the commando hand saw in the room.

Stewart was arrested and charged with an open count of murder.

He was also charged with burglary for leaving the motel room with the victim’s cell phone and cash.

Friends of Breen stated that the deceased would have never wanted someone to kill him as he loved his two children very much.

Stewart was booked into the Bay County Jail, and his bail has been set at $50,000.