HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – A 53-year-old Spring Hill man was recently sentenced to 25-years in prison in connection with the death of his 74-year-old mother.
Albert Nickerson Jr. was found guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter of an Elderly Person and Neglect of an Elderly Person.
He was arrested by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office back in 2017 following a yearlong investigation into the suspicious death of his mother, Beverly Nickerson.
On September 24, 2016, Beverly Nickerson was found deceased in her home. Beverly lived with her son, Albert Nickerson. Her cause of death was determined to be a combination of drug toxicity and multiple blunt force injuries.
Investigation revealed Beverly Nickerson was experiencing early stages of a cognitive disorder. Albert Nickerson would discipline his mother when she soiled herself by hitting her repeatedly.
Detectives also found evidence Albert Nickerson restrained his mother for long-periods of time to a bedside commode. Additionally investigation revealed he overmedicated his mother with lethal doses of her prescribed medications.
Albert Nickerson was also found to have taken about $35,000 of his mother’s money for his own personal use.