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Caught on Camera: Woman sneaks item, possibly a wallet, from elderly victim's purse in Walnut Creek store

Caught on Camera: Woman sneaks item, possibly a wallet, from elderly victim's purse in Walnut Creek storePLEASE SHARE: Surveillance video shows the woman standing behind an elderly woman as she is hunched over, looking intently at the shelves. She waits a few seconds, reaches into the unsuspecting woman's purse, and walks off.



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Texas executes man convicted of murdering 89-year-old woman and her elderly daughter

Texas executes man convicted of murdering 89-year-old woman and her elderly daughterBilly Crutsinger, 64, was declared dead at 6:40 p.m. CDT at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville, the Texas Department of Justice said in a statement. There is a lot of this I don’t understand but the system is not completely right,” he said in a lengthy statement before his death, according to the department. Crutsinger was sentenced to death by a jury in 2003 after being convicted of the murders of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter, Patricia Syren, earlier that year.



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Florida man bashes elderly woman with mallet, sets her aflame while delivering for Best Buy

Florida man bashes elderly woman with mallet, sets her aflame while delivering for Best BuyJorge Luis Dupre Lachazo, 21, admitted to bashing the victim's head with a mallet and dousing her in a liquid chemical.



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Elderly couple found dead from murder-suicide after they couldn’t afford wife’s healthcare: ‘We will be in the front bedroom’

Elderly couple found dead from murder-suicide after they couldn’t afford wife’s healthcare: ‘We will be in the front bedroom’A man in Washington state has killed both himself and his wife after raising fears about struggling to pay medical expenses for her ongoing health conditions.The couple were identified by the Whatcom County Medical Examiner as Brian S Jones, 77, and Patricia Whitney-Jones, 76.Mr Jones, who lived near the city of Ferndale, called emergency services on Wednesday morning and said he was going to shoot himself, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. He said he had prepared a note for the sheriff which contained information and instructions. In spite of the operator’s efforts to keep him on the line, Mr Jones is then said to have told the operator, “we will be in the front bedroom”, before disconnecting the call.Police arrived around 15 minutes later and set up a perimeter around the house and attempted to intervene for about an hour with a crisis negotiator and loud hailer.But it was too late, as officials then used a robot-mounted camera to look inside the home and found the bodies of the married couple. Authorities said they believe Mr Jones shot his wife and then himself. They were found lying together.A statement from Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo said state officials are investigating the incident which is deemed to be a murder-suicide.According to the sheriff, Mr Jones told the operator: “I am going to shoot myself”.Several notes were left in the home “citing severe ongoing medical problems with the wife and expressing concerns that the couple did not have sufficient resources to pay for medical care”, according to the sheriff’s statement.“It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option. Help is always available with a call to 911,” Mr Elfo said in the post.Numerous firearms were seized and two dogs found in the house were taken to an animal shelter.Sherrie Schulteis, a neighbour of the couple, said she often spoke to Mr Jones and watched out for each other’s homes but was totally unaware about the extent to which he was struggling mentally and financially.“[Mr Jones and I] were always waving and talking about our yards or our flowers,” she told The Lynden Tribune. “It’s a little tiny community where we all know each other, but we don’t really know each other.”



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Elderly woman jailed for feeding stray cats that kept her company

Elderly woman jailed for feeding stray cats that kept her companyA 79-year-old woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding the stray cats she said brought her comfort and companionship.Nancy Segula, of Ohio, began feeding the cats about two years ago when they were left behind after her neighbour moved."There's been about six to eight adult cats and now there's kittens coming over, too," Ms Segula told cleveland.com."I miss my own kitties. They passed away, my husband passed away. I'm lonely. So the cats and kitties outside help me."Garfield Heights Municipal Court magistrate Jeffrey Short handed Ms Segula the 10-day sentence after she received more than $ 2,000 in fines, Fox 8 Cleveland reported.Under a city ordinance, it is illegal to feed stray dogs and cats in Garfield Heights.Mr Short was covering for Judge Jennifer Weiler on the day of the sentencing. She told the Washington Post she would like to hear all sides of the case with everyone in the room, including the defendant and her lawyer, the prosecutor and a representative from animal control, to decide whether the jail sentence is fair."I'll try to find out what's going on, what's happening and then try and make a decision that makes sense for the circumstances," Ms Weiler said.Ms Segula said she did not know there was a city ordinance against feeding cats, Fox 8 reported."The cats keep coming over to my house," she said. "I just feel bad so then I will give them something to eat."Segula's son, Dave Pawlowski, was in disbelief when his mother told him about the sentence."I'm sure people hear about the things that happen downtown in that jail," Mr Pawlowski told Fox 8. "And they are going to let my 79-year-old mother go there?"Ms Segula was told to appear at the Cuyahoga County Jail on 11 August.



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Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.

Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.



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Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman on subway arrested, police say

Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman on subway arrested, police sayMarc Gomez, of Yonkers, was arrested in New York City in connection with an assault of an elderly woman.



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US diocese sorry after students mock elderly Native American

US diocese sorry after students mock elderly Native AmericanA US diocese has apologized and vowed to take action after videos emerged showing boys from a Catholic private school mocking an elderly Native American man at a rally in the capital Washington, triggering widespread criticism. The incident occurred on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday when the annual anti-abortion March for Life coincided with a rally by indigenous communities calling for their rights to be respected. In footage captured on multiple phone camera videos that swept social media on Saturday, a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky wearing a Make America Great Again hat is seen smirking as he stands extremely close to Nathan Phillips, a Native American Vietnam war veteran, who beats a traditional drum while chanting.



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Elderly white 'Trump supporters' tease young voters in satirical new ad

Elderly white 'Trump supporters' tease young voters in satirical new adA campaign that aims to get millennials to register to vote turned heads by



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California police chief pens open letter saying he is ‘disgusted’ son was involved in attack on elderly Sikh man

California police chief pens open letter saying he is ‘disgusted’ son was involved in attack on elderly Sikh manA California police chief has penned an open letter saying he was “disgusted” to learn his estranged son was allegedly involved in an attack on an elderly Sikh man. Sahbit Singh Natt, 71, can be seen on security camera footage being beaten by two suspects while on his morning walk in Manteca, California. One of the suspects has been identified as Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister’s son, Tyrone.



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