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Horror in San Vicente: the son of the owner of a nursing home stabbed an elderly woman to death and injured two nurses

2023-12-13T13:58:23.767Z

Highlights: Gonzalo Suljic, son of the owner of the nursing home, stabbed Leonarda Cardozo (82), one of the elderly women who resided in the place, to death. He also injured Blanca Ilian and Vanesa Casas, two 48-year-old nurses who work at the facility and tried to stop the attack. The victim died at the scene, while the two workers were rushed to San Vicente hospital. Both are hospitalized in the intensive care unit and with a "reserved prognosis"


The 26-year-old attacker was taken into custody, saying he suffered "a psychotic break." The two employees are hospitalized in intensive carek, with a reserved prognosis.


A brutal crime shocks the residents of San Vicente. The son of the owner of a nursing home stabbed to death an elderly woman who washospitalized in the nursing home. In addition, two nurses were seriously injured, who were hospitalized in intensive care.

The 26-year-old killer was arrested Tuesday night. In front of the police, he claimed that he had suffered "a psychotic break".

The violent episode occurred in the geriatric "En Compañía", located on 582 O'Higgins Street, after 21 p.m. It is not yet clear what triggered the attack.

Some witnesses said that the young man had had a strong argument with his mother minutes earlier, according to the newspaper del Sur.

Police sources confirmed that Gonzalo Suljic, son of the owner of the nursing home, stabbed Leonarda Cardozo (82), one of the elderly women who resided in the place, to death. He also injured Blanca Ilian and Vanesa Casas, two 48-year-old nurses who work at the facility and tried to stop the attack.

The victim died at the scene, while the two workers were rushed to San Vicente hospital. Later, due to her serious condition, one of the nurses was transferred to the Cuenca de Cañuelas hospital. Both are hospitalized in the intensive care unit and with a "reserved prognosis".

According to the local media, a group of neighbors arrested the murderer who tried to escape with his knife in hand and his clothes covered in blood.

Finally, the young man was arrested by the San Vicente Patrol Command. When he was arrested, and in a severe nervous breakdown, he shouted at the officers that he had suffered "a psychotic break." From the scene, a knife was seized with which the young man would have killed the older woman.

The case was left in the hands of prosecutor Karina Guyot, in charge of the jurisdiction's UFI, who will have a psychiatric expert on the accused.

Suljic will be questioned on Wednesday and was charged with the crimes of "simple homicide" and "attempted homicide".

Meanwhile, the prosecution is waiting for witness statements to determine the circumstances of what really happened and the preliminary autopsy report of the victim.

With information from Télam

D.D.

Source: clarin

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