Saturday, December 12, 2009

100-Year-Old Woman Allegedly Killed in Massachusetts Nursing Home

100-Year-Old Woman Allegedly Killed at Massachusetts Brandon Woods Nursing Home: "Nursing homes often come under great scrutiny for alleged abuse of elderly or infirm inhabitants, but the death of a 100-year-old woman in Dartmouth, Massachusetts was shocking. reports that Laura Lundquist, 98, has been indicted in the murder of Elizabeth Barrow, her roommate at Brandon Woods Nursing Home. It's reported that the 100-year-old Barrow was found with a plastic bag tied over her head on September 24, while an autopsy ruled that strangulation was the cause of death. This is not the first Massachusetts Nursing Home Assault Indictment. Three years ago a nurse was charged with assaulting 4 residents in a Kindred Facility.

Although the roommates were often seen taking walks and ate lunch together daily, there are reports of heated arguments between the two in recent weeks, the latest being about the arrangement of their room. Barrow was displeased that Laura Lundquist had placed a table that seemed to obstruct the elder woman's path to the bathroom. Lundquist assaulted an employee at the home after the aide moved the table, while complaining that the elder roommate 'might as well have the whole room', according to prosecutors in Bristol County. Oddly, the two were still overhead at night saying 'Good night, I love you'."

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