Man Kills 100-Year-old Grandmother
A 37-year-old man who allegedly killed his 100-year-old grandmother with an axe as she sat in a wheelchair has been arraigned in the northern German city of Hamburg on a charge of homicide.
The prosecuting lawyer told the court that the German man who was born in Estonia, attacked the woman in her Hamburg home in the early hours of March 6.
The woman, who suffered from dementia, received at least 16 blows to her head and neck as she attempted to defend herself.
According to the prosecution, she fell to the ground and broke her shoulder.
“He could not cope with looking after her,’’ the prosecuting lawyer told the court as the probable reason for the shocking action.
She died as a result of spinal injuries.
The accused phoned the emergency services himself to say that he had killed his grandmother, who was dead when police arrived.
The man gave himself up without resistance.