A 73-year-old Maryland woman has been arrested after allegedly killing her neighbor, an 82-year-old woman, by smashing her head with a brick.
The incident occurred at a senior living facility in Bladenberg, a suburb in Washington D.C. on Sunday, Sept. 8.
The women, who were neighbors at the apartment complex, were allegedly in the middle of a dispute when Chun Yong Oh threw a brick at the older woman, Hwa Cha Pak.
Oh, who is from Prince George’s County, called 911 after Pak was unresponsive following the attack to her head and torso.
“The preliminary investigation reveals Oh and the victim had been in a dispute prior to the murder,” police said, reported Fox News. “Oh struck the victim multiple times with a brick. Oh then called 911 to report the murder.”
Officers responded 5900 block of Emerson Street at 7:15 a.m. and found Oh sitting next to Pak’s body in the garden behind the apartment complex. Pak was pronounced dead at the scene, WTOP reported.
Residents of the condominium complex were shocked to learn of the homicide. Residents told WTOP that Oh and Pak were friends.
An affidavit obtained by WTOP said that Oh admitted to officers during questioning that she had killed Pak.
The 73-year-old woman has been charged with murder, Prince George’s County Police said Sept. 9.
92-Year-Old Woman Kills Son to Avoid Moving to Assisted Living
Last year, a 92-year-old Arizona woman murdered her 72-year-old son because she thought he was planning to put her into a nursing home.
Anna Mae Blessing had been living with her son and his 57-year-old girlfriend for six months at their condo in Fountain Hills, a suburb northeast of Phoenix.
The couple had been thinking about moving Blessing to an assisted living facility. Blessing told Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies that her son had told her she “had become difficult to live with,” AZCentral reported.
According to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office report (pdf), Blessing had been contemplating her actions for several days after learning of her son’s intentions to move her.
On Monday, Blessing hid two pistols in the pockets of her robe and proceeded into the master bedroom where her son and his girlfriend were resting, according to court records (pdf).
“You took my life, so I’m taking yours,” Blessing reportedly said as she shot her son twice. One shot struck his neck and the other, his jaw.
Her son’s girlfriend grabbed Blessing, knocking the gun from her hand. Blessing drew the other pistol and tried to shoot the girlfriend, who was able to wrestle the second pistol away from the elderly woman.
The girlfriend called the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office who arrived at the scene to take Blessing into custody.
Blessing told police she wanted to kill herself, but didn’t have another gun. She then told police she should be “put to sleep” for what she had done.
Blessing was charged with one count of murder in the first degree, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of kidnapping.
Records show that sheriffs had responded to a domestic violence call at the residence before this incident, and that the “frequency/intensity of DV [domestic violence] was increasing.”
No further details were available.
Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this report.