Gard: investigation into violence after the death of a woman in an nursing home

Gard: investigation into violence after the death of a woman in an nursing home
Gard: investigation into violence after the death of a woman in an nursing home

A woman died during the night from Saturday to Sunday in a nursing home in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

The victim, aged 94, allegedly suffered violence.

An investigation was opened by the Nîmes public prosecutor’s office.

What happened this weekend in this accommodation establishment for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon? During the night from Saturday to Sunday, a 94-year-old resident was found there in serious condition, before succumbing to her injuries.

“The old lady, first found alive on the ground in a corridor of the establishment where she seems to have gone independently, then died suddenly while she was being looked after by staff” of this establishment, Cécile Gensac, public prosecutor of Nîmes, explained to the press.

An autopsy will be carried out

An investigation was opened for “violence leading to death without intention of causing it”, the Nîmes prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.

An autopsy must take place and should provide new elements to the investigation, added the public prosecutor. .


AS with AFP

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