A Florida man apparently got over-stressed at work and decided burying his boss waist-deep in dirt…using a front-end loader…was a good idea.
32-year-old Erick A. Cox had buried 57-year-old Perry A. Byrd in dirt with a front-end loader before beating him into unconsciousness.
He was arguing with the victim at the construction site of the new Walmart in town at just before 7:30 a.m. that fateful morning when a witness says Mr. Cox then dumped a load of dirt onto the site superintendent’s head.
This witness told Volusia County deputies that the dirt pinned the victim to the ground. Cox then grabbed another load to further bury the immobile man, which he then unloaded onto Byrd a second time, covering his waist down.