A septuagenarian killed in a nursing home, her roommate arrested

A septuagenarian killed in a nursing home, her roommate arrested
A septuagenarian killed in a nursing home, her roommate arrested

A 77-year-old woman was found dead in her room at the Sainte-Monique nursing home in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). Her roommate is the main suspect.

A strange case. Last Thursday, June 27, around 11 p.m., a 77-year-old woman was found dead in her room at the Sainte-Monique nursing home in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). The public prosecutor has opened a murder investigation, reports La Dépêche.

On the evening of the incident, residents and staff of the establishment had been alerted by an unusual noise coming from the room. The main suspect in this murder is none other than the woman’s roommate. The 77-year-old man was seen by witnesses leaving the room, a slipper in his hand, which could have helped him suffocate the victim.

In recent hours, the coroner, who performed the autopsy on the victim’s body, noted traces of blows on the face and arms, as well as a probable asphyxia syndrome.

the main suspect cannot be questioned

The evening the septuagenarian’s body was discovered, the police attempted to question the main suspect. Questions that, to this day, still have no answers since the 77-year-old man suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and was in the midst of a crisis when the police arrived. Since then, the man has been hospitalized and sedated and is not able to be questioned.

For the moment, his room and that of the victim have been placed under seal. The scientific police have collected several clues which are currently being analyzed. For the moment, all the hypotheses are still being explored by the investigators.

“We must be careful with those who are too quickly designated as guilty. Especially when they are not capable of defending themselves,” nevertheless reminded Véronique Frugier, the director of the “Générations séniors” support sector, manager of this structure which accommodates 80 residents.

Since the events, a psychological unit has been set up to support employees and residents, who are shocked by this affair.

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