Death ruled a homicide, no charges to be laid
The death of a resident at a continuing care facility in Dartmouth last year has been ruled a homicide.
Police were called by the Medical Examiner’s Office on September 4, 2017 in relation to a death at Oakwood Terrace, a continuing care facility located at 10 Mount Hope Avenue. On September 3, an 86-year-old female resident passed away following complications sustained as a result of an injury during an altercation with a 77-year-old female resident on June 7. The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on September 5 and ruled the death a homicide.
Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation have completed their investigation and, in consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, have determined that charges won’t be laid in this matter based on the suspect not being criminally culpable due to her cognitive impairment. The file has been closed without charges.