Los Angeles News
Man, 97, arrested in wife's murder in West LA
WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 97-year-old West Los Angeles man has been arrested in connection to the murder of his 81-year-old wife, authorities said.
Police said the woman's body was found by a neighbor Saturday morning inside their two-bedroom apartment on Sepulveda Boulevard.
Detectives said the victim, Ann Weiss, suffered blunt force trauma to the head.
Neighbors said the husband, identified as Milton Weiss, suffers from dementia and at times would get frustrated and aggressive, but they never suspected something like this could happen.
"It's hard to imagine that he intentionally tried to hurt her," said neighbor Tim Rood. "I think something just tragically, accidentally went very wrong."
"They were a very devoted, close couple. She was actually taking care of him," said neighbor Barry Katz.
The motive remains under investigation.
The couple's family members said they had no idea what had happened.
The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned next week and will also undergo a mental evaluation.
arrest, murder, west los angeles, los angeles news, leanne suter
- DUI driver slams car into LA home; girl dead 13 min ago
- Pope Francis, crowd joyously celebrate Easter
- Delivery man fatally shot in South Los Angeles
- Bus crash: Driver remembered as a 'hero'
- 2 boys molested at different South Bay parks
- Orange County carport collapses; no one hurt
- East Hollywood fire: Garage heavily damaged
- Free admission offered to all national parks
- 13th body pulled following Everest avalanche
- Drone in Yemen kills 9 al Qaeda members
- abcnews: Laughing can improve memory 39 min ago
- Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 43 min ago
- Mickey Rooney buried at Hollywood Forever
- OTRC: Miley Cyrus postpones whole tour