Elderly Man Arrested After Wife Found Shot Dead in Nursing Home

An 88-year-old man was arrested after police said he shot and killed his wife, 86, in her room at a nursing home on Sunday afternoon. The Police Sergeant said officers responded to shots fired at the nursing home at 12:07 p.m.The woman's husband was arrested on suspicion of shooting his wife to death.

Officers found the woman dead in her room from a single gunshot wound to the head. They had responded just three minutes after the call. Her husband was sitting in the room and was taken into custody. A revolver and was recovered by police at the scene. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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