Geofrey Gaitan beats landlord over rent-payment dispute in Silver Spring
SILVER SPRING, Md. Geofrey Gaitan 27-year-old nearly beat his landlord to death during a dispute over rent
officers responded to a single-family home along the 9700 block of Hastings Drive in Silver Spring. Inside the residence, they found the 63-year-old landlord on the kitchen floor, lying in a pool of blood.
"The victim was groaning loudly but unable to talk or respond."
Montgomery County District Court judge denied bond for Gaitan in the pending attempted first-degree murder case. No defense attorney is listed in court documents. The 27-year-old faces up to one life term in prison, plus an additional 25 years.