Los Angeles police arrested a 90-year-old man in connection with the shotgun slaying of his 73-year-old wife on Valentine’s Day. According to police, the murder was the by-product of a domestic violence incident.
According to police, the couple argued and at some point, the wife began to hit her husband with a cane. The man picked up a shotgun and shot his wife of 16 years. The man then walked to a nearby relative’s home and asked the relative to call the police. When the police arrived, they discovered the woman’s body. The man was arrested and removed from the scene. Police say that the couple was home alone at the time of the incident, which took place at a residence in the 1700 block of West 60th Street on the city’s south side.
Prosecutors later charged the man with voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, he could face a sentence of as much as 21 years in state prison. The man is due in court today on matters related to the case. He is currently housed in the Los Angeles County on a $1.1M bond.
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