A 102-year-old woman, suspected of choking and beating a housemate

A 102-year-old woman is suspected of killing her fourth-year-old neighbor in a nursing home in northern France, according to the prosecutor's office, which opened on Thursday.


A 102-year-old woman is suspected of killing her fourth-year-old neighbor in a nursing home in northern France , according to the prosecutor's office, which opened an investigation on Thursday.

The victim, a 92-year-old resident , was found dead last Saturday shortly after midnight in her bed, her face swollen from being beaten , by an employee of the medical establishment, located in Chézy-sur-Marne , about 100 kilometers away. northeast of Paris.

The autopsy "indicated a death by asphyxia after strangulation and blows to the head," Soissons prosecutor Frédéric Trinh said in a statement. "The occupant of the neighboring room, of 102 years, appeared in great state of alteration before the medical assistance, to which it declared to have killed someone ", continued.

Transfer to a hospital center due to "its state of confusion and alteration" , the centenary "was, after being examined by an expert, admitted to a psychiatric establishment ". For this reason, "could not be questioned" by the researchers, but "the investigation continues," Trinh said.

There will be a psychiatric expert report "to determine if this lady can go to jail or is criminally irresponsible," he concluded.

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