Police Detail What Led to Fatal Shooting Between Octogenarians

Edward Acquisto was found fatally shot

Police say a dispute about an unpaid loan was the motive for an 80-year-old man to kill an 81-year-old man in a Rhode Island cemetery earlier this month. 

Tiverton Police Chief Thomas Blakey tells The Newport Daily News that Edward Acquisto, of Tiverton, had taken out a "significant" loan in 2011 from a congregational church in Kingston, Massachusetts. 

Parishioner John Cloud, of Kingston, met him in Pocasset Hill Cemetery to discuss it, and Acquisto shot him to death among the gravestones. Acquisto was later shot to death by police. 

Blakey would not say how much money Acquisto borrowed or what he did with it, but said he had not paid back any substantial amount. 

Acquisto pleaded no contest to manslaughter in 1982 and was convicted of sexual assault in 1981.

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