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Man, 78, kills 92-year-old with walking stick
There was no known history of bad blood between the two men, said one source. File photo: Ashraful Kadir

Man, 78, kills 92-year-old with walking stick

Published: 10 Jan 2014 15:39 GMT+01:00
Updated: 10 Jan 2014 15:39 GMT+01:00

A 78-year-old man has been remanded in custody for allegedly killing his sleeping 92-year-old room-mate by repeatedly striking him with a cane.

The attack took place on Wednesday at an old people's home south of the Spanish city of Avila. 

The cause of the attack was not yet known, sources close to the investigation told Spanish news agency Efe.

Those sources added there was no known history of bad blood between the two men.

But a different source said the murder suspect was suffering Alzheimers and had previously complained his neighbour talked too much.

The presiding magistrate in the case has now asked for a report on the psychological state of the alleged murderer.

The attack took place in the town of Buenaventura in Spain's Toledo province.

In 2009, in the same municipality, an 80-year-old man shot his 75-year-old brother with a rifle.  

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