Alleged grandmother-killer Clarence Newcomb complained of migraines, friends say

Clarence Newcomb, 25, of Kings Park, is guided

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Clarence Newcomb, 25, of Kings Park, is guided from the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue to be transported to arraignment in Central Islip Criminal Court. (Jan. 6, 2013) (Credit: James Carbone)

Clarence Newcomb was a bright and caring young man, friends said, but in the days before he allegedly killed his 82-year-old grandmother, neighbors say, his behavior changed.

Newcomb would sit for hours alone in the dark, they said. He would complain about buzzing sounds and took down the family's smoke detectors to silence the noise.

And two hours before his arrest at 4:30 a.m. Friday...

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