RICHMOND, Go. – An 80-year-old man was killed at ManorCare Well being Companies on Bellevue Avenue in Richmond.
The sufferer, recognized by Richmond police as 86-year-old Robert M. Willoughby, was killed by his roommate on the Northside Care and Rehabilitation Heart, Crime Insider sources instructed Jon Burkett.
Those self same sources declare that Willoughby was arguing together with his roommate about smoking within the room.
"At round 10:42 pm on Wednesday January 15, brokers responded to the blockade of Bellevue Avenue within the 1700s for reporting an individual on the bottom," a Richmond police spokesman mentioned. "As soon as on the scene, the police found that Willoughby suffered from apparent indicators of trauma. He was declared useless on the scene. The health worker will decide the trigger and method of the dying."
The roommate, in keeping with sources, killed the Willoughby with a knife.
"We’re shocked and saddened by the remoted tragedy that occurred Wednesday night time at ManorCare Well being Companies – Imperial. Our ideas are directed to our sufferers, residents and their households, in addition to to our staff who’ve been affected by this tragedy," HCR ManorCare mentioned spokesman Julie Beckert. "It is a stimulating and emotional second for all of us and we have now mourning representatives within the heart who work with our workers and sufferers. We’re additionally calling relations and evaluating our sufferers and residents."
His roommate, Lynwood L. Principal, 65, was taken into custody with out incident, in keeping with Richmond police.
He was charged with second-degree homicide.
A search of courtroom paperwork discovered that Principal had a felony file and was – as soon as – a affected person in Central State Hospital.
Central State is a St. Petersburg hospital that homes folks with psychological sickness.
"Our precedence proper now could be to help our residents, sufferers, their households and our workers," added Beckert. "We’re working absolutely with the authorities as they conduct their investigations."
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