Shocking news on the radio.

@garymarsh6 (14556)
United Kingdom
December 28, 2015 8:03am CST
Apparently in a nursing home in a county not far from me an elderly lady of 80 years old has been shot this morning. A man has been arrested but there are no further details being release by the police at the moment. It sounds absolutely horrific for something to happen like this. I am hazarding a guess that it is someone who knows the deceased person. It is a rather drastic way to murder someone like that. Thank goodness that no one else was hurt during this. ** UPDATE.** It appears to be that he was her husband. He had an army issue revolver from 1934 which was used to shoot her. She had Alzheimer's disease and could not bear to see her suffering. It looks like it was a mercy killing. He had moved in to spend Christmas with her. He has now been charged with her murder and is due to appear in court before Magistrates tomorrow.( Wednesday) I have never heard of something like that happening in the UK before. It must have been horrific for the staff on duty and the other patients in the home. The police are currently interviewing the staff and the man has been taken away.
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• United States
28 Dec 15
I hope that everyone else is safe. I imagine something so sudden and shocking would affect a lot of the elderly there. Was it a closed incident? By that I mean were they the only two in the room at the time?
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
The front doors are security locked so it must have been someone who was already in the building rather than someone just coming in off the street. It looks at the moment that the two people involved were both residents.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Both residents I wonder if they had an altercation. Glad to hear the front doors were security locked as I would hate to think someone could just walk in and start shooting.
• United States
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Well atleast there is that. Though it won't be much comfort to the family of the deceased.
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
We don't expect this sort of thing to happen in our country, do we?
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
We certainly don't although I have seen worse in A&E Janet.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I'm not sure what the actual rules are, but there are stringent controls. It's rare for people to have them, but criminals will always find ways.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 I've just seen it on the news - it seems like he was a resident of the home too.
@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
28 Dec 15
That was terrible. I don't understand why people should keep such weapons in hand. Government should strictly control it.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
28 Dec 15
@Marcyaz Criminals always find a way for crime.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@shshiju Was he a criminal or someone in the nursing home.
@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
29 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I don't know about it. But now he is a criminal .
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
28 Dec 15
That is horrible for a person to go into a nursing home and kill someone. Wonder what the reason could be and was it a relative or just a random shooting.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
29 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 A resident and a relative wonder how this will turn out.
@MALUSE (44701)
• Uzbekistan
28 Dec 15
Other patients may die of fright!
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
I think the staff could die of fright too! That is something one does not expect especially in the UK.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
28 Dec 15
I just heard she was shot by another resident at the home. It was on the radio a few minutes ago.
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• United States
28 Dec 15
That was going to be my question. Wonders if it was a lovers spat gone wrong?
@marlina (79703)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Wondering the same thing.
• United States
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Valid point. Heirloom or otherwise, how was it snuck in without anyone ever finding it?
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@hiru84 (956)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 15
True, that's a shocking news. Today we heard many sad news from everywhere. I can't think that why is man so cruel ?
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
Some news is quite terrible isn't it.
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@hiru84 (956)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Why not? There are many quite terrible news in this world.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
@hiru84 Some people are just wicked.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
28 Dec 15
It infuriates me to think of how well this person will be treated both before after being convicted. How can we ever hope to put an end to the string of horrendous crimes that exist nowadays if we never offer a decent deterrent?
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
Not when I also see today a prisoner in Manchester with a 55 in television and Iphone6 and enough food in his cell to start his own supermarket. What is going on with our prisons.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 More people campaign for the rights of prisoners than do for pensioners or ex servicemen. People love to stand up for the worst of society in order to demonstrate how caring they are.
• United States
28 Dec 15
If she was ill, it might have been a mercy killing. That happens from time to time.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
Could have been. Apparently he was a relative.
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• United States
29 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 This has happened here in the US several times.
@vandana7 (68621)
• India
28 Dec 15
That is shocking. I thought only Indians were capable of being so bad with elderly.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
He may have been her brother Vandana.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 ..why would brother want to kill sister?
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Dec 15
I wonder if the man was a family member as I just can't figure out what an 80 year old woman could have done to him to make him do such a thing.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 wow awful.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Dec 15
That really is a horrible thing to have happen. I can't help but wonder why this man would shoot an 80 year old woman. What could she have possibly done?
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
It was her husband. He could not bear to see her with dementia.
@jstory07 (71338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Dec 15
That is just crazy unless he knows the person that he shot.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
Well apparently he was related to her and also a resident of the home. Perhaps he was just showing her it and it went off. We have not heard yet.
@PainsOnSlate (20662)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
That is so unheard of, I can see why everyone is so upset. Who would do that - it must have been an angry relative. Still not the way anyone wants to go..
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
They have just said he was a relative but he was also a resident of the home perhaps brother/ cousin,
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@amadeo (76015)
• United States
28 Dec 15
wow!that is shocking news there.Never know when the next one will be.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
It is most unusual for that to happen in England.
@GreatMartin (6190)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 Dec 15
Sadly news like this would be buried in the papers when it happens here as it happens a lot! Just teh other day a 72 year old woman was raped by a 26 year old man!!
@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
It makes you wonder why people do such crazy things.
30 Dec 15
the whole thing sounds very sad.
@BelleStarr (39858)
• United States
29 Dec 15
I looked it up on the news and it seems he was related to the victim, one wonders if it is brother, husband or cousin.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
29 Dec 15
It is really shocking to note this incident. I do not understand what made that man to shoot this poor old and feeble lady . What harm can she do in this age. ? But anyway since we do not know the actual reason, let us wait and see what the person says in the police custody at the time of interrogation
@Shiva49 (14269)
• Singapore
29 Dec 15
I heard that the suspect was also elderly and known to the victim. Really shocking that these happen - siva