Nursing Home Resident Shot in Parking Lot Victim of Murder/Suicide

Police have determined that an elderly woman shot in the parking lot of a nursing home was the victim of a murder/suicide. The 82-year-old was a resident at the facility. Police found her last week in a wheelchair behind a parked care at the rear of the facility.

According to the coroner, the elderly woman died of a single gunshot wound, with the cause of death ruled homicide. A short time later the woman's husband was found dead inside his vehicle not far from the facility. His death was ruled  suicide. 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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