A woman living at a Flagler County nursing home was found beaten to death in the room of a 72-year-old fellow-resident, sheriff’s officials said.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called around 2 a.m. to the Gold Choice Assisted Living & Memory Care facility on North Old Kings Road in Palm Coast and found the woman unconscious and not breathing on a bed in a room.
The woman, whose age has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, sheriff’s officials said.
Nursing home employees called 911 after the man told them he had beaten a woman to death in his room, according to deputies.
“This is an unfortunate situation for all families involved, especially the victim’s,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said. “The Major Case Unit is still working the investigation and charges are pending. This is a very sad outcome for the victim and her family and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
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Authorities have not stated the specific charges the man faces.
The sheriff’s office said it strongly encourages residents to thoroughly investigate any facility entrusted with the care of a family member, research facilities and professionals by visiting FloridaHealth.gov.
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