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102-year-old woman suspected of killing 92-year-old neighbour in retirement home

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NZ Herald,
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Publish Date
Friday, 24 May 2019, 1:30PM
A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home. (Photo / Getty)
A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home. (Photo / Getty)

A 102-year-old woman in a disturbed state and killed her 92-year-old neighbour at a French retirement home, according to a report.

The centenarian allegedly attacked the woman at the old age facility in Chezy-sur-Marne in northern France, according to the BBC.

According to reports, a staff member found the victim unconscious in her bed last Saturday with severe bruises on her face.

An autopsy revealed the 92-year-old had died from strangulation and significant blows to the head.

The suspect was "in a very agitated state and confused and told the carer that she had killed someone", the prosecutor said.

The 102-year-old was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.

Tests will then determine if the woman was criminally responsible for her actions.

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