Monday , August 20th 2018
 
       
 
Practice Areas
 
 
 

December 11, 2009 - Police: Woman, 98, Killed Roommate, 100

A 98-year-old woman is charged with strangling and suffocating her 100-year-old roommate at their nursing home in Dartmouth, Mass., authorities said Friday.

Bristol County prosecutors said a grand jury indicted Laura Lundquist on second-degree murder charges in the Sept. 24 death of Elizabeth Barrow, Boston's WCVB-TV reported.

Barrow was found dead in her bed with a plastic bag over her head by staff at Brandon Woods Nursing Home. An autopsy determined she died of manual strangulation and suffocation, WCVB said.

"The investigation revealed that Ms. Lundquist harbored hostility towards Ms. Barrow because she believed Ms. Barrow was taking over the room they shared at the nursing home," Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter said. "Ms. Lundquist made statements prior to Ms. Barrow's death that she would get Ms. Barrow's bed by the window because she was going to outlive her."

Barrow had complained Lundquist was making her life a "living hell," the prosecutor said.

Superior Court Judge Lloyd MacDonald has ordered a competency evaluation for the 98-year-old suspect, who may be the oldest person in Massachusetts history to be charged with second-degree murder, the TV station said.

<< back

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

 
Contact Us
 

For questions about personal injury laws, fill out the form below or contact us by phone.

Law Offices of
Fuentes & Berrio.LLP

709 E. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

(877) 354-LAWS
Toll Free
(954) 752-1110
Broward County
(305) 931-2002
Miami Dade
(561) 279-2424
Palm Beach
(352) 387-1000
Martin County
(954) 794-1212
Fax
If you would like to contact us or have us review your case, please fill out the form below.
 
 
 

Home | About us | contact us | newsletter | ESPAÑOL

Copyright © 2008 Fuentes & Berrio, L.L.P., All rights reserved | Developed by LawyerEdge