Saturday, January 16, 2010

98year old woman kills 100year old room mate

98year old woman kills 100year old room mate

A 98-year-old Massachusetts woman, Laura Lundquist, has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly suffocating her 100-year-old nursing home room-mate, Elizabeth Barrow, who was found dead in her room in Dartmouth in September with a plastic bag over her head

Police initially thought Ms Barrow had killed herself but a medical examiner declared it murder after a post-mortem indicated she had been strangled.
Ms Lundquist had frequently complained that her room-mate had too many visitors, according to Mrs Barrow's son. The women shared a room at Brandon Woods nursing home

A state judge ordered Ms Lundquist to a local hospital where doctors will evaluate her competency before she is arraigned, according to local media. She is believed to be the oldest murder defendant in the history of Massachusetts. However, her case may never get to court because of her mental condition.

This story would have been so funny if it wasn't so so sad.

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