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96-year-old man arrested for allegedly killing elderly wife in West L.A.


A 96-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his elderly wife in West Los Angeles, police said Saturday.

Police said that they had no motive for the slaying and that the man, Milton Weiss, suffered from dementia. 

They were called to the apartment in the 3100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and found the woman, whose name was not released, dead of blunt force trauma. 

Weiss was arrested and faces murder charges.

Neighbors told KTLA News the couple was having health problems recently.

"She had said she was having a lot of trouble with him," neighbor Sharon Queen-Ford told KTLA. "He was getting confused about things and would be angry about something that wasn't real."

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Photo: Couple's apartment. Credit: KTLA News


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