November 12th, 2019

Woman charged with first-degree murder of resident at Edmonton seniors’ home


By The Canadian Press on November 7, 2019.

Edmonton police have charged a woman with killing an 83-year-old resident at a seniors’ housing complex.

Officers say someone broke into a suite of the downtown building in July and assaulted Guiseppina Micieli.

The senior was taken to hospital and died a month later.

Police say an autopsy showed she died of pneumonia caused by blunt force injuries from the attack.

Cynthia Hamelin has been charged with first-degree murder.

Police say the 49-year-old didn’t know Micieli and, at the time of the killing, was out on a bail on charges related to other break-ins of seniors homes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2019.

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