Anyone want this used snake? He only has one count of murder against him
Lanesville -- A 23-year-old Southern Indiana man found dead in a shed near his home was crushed to death by his 14-foot pet python, authorities said Tuesday.
"The medical examiner's office has determined that the cause of death is consistent with asphyxia due to compression around the neck and chest area," said Indiana Conservation Officer Mark Farmer.
Patrick Von Allmen was found unresponsive in the shed near Lanesville, about 15 miles west of Louisville, Ky., Monday evening. He was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Harrison County coroner.
Von Allmen had been alone with the snake in the shed for about three hours before he was discovered. The 14-foot reticulated python was loose in the shed.
The family had obtained the snake five months ago as a pet, Farmer said.