A 100-year old man in Elmwood Park, New Jersey hacked his 88-year old wife to death over the weekend before ending his own life, it has been reported.
According to prosecutors, Michael Juskin killed his wife Rosalia as she slept in their bed, before killing himself with a knife in the bathroom. Their bodies were discovered by their son, who then called police.
According to friends and neighbors, the elderly couple had a ‘history of domestic issues’ and mostly kept to themselves. ‘They were always together, putzing around outside,’ neighbor Barbara Szczecina, 65, told the AP. Another neighbor told CBS that Juskin had some mental issues.
It is still unclear what triggered the murder-suicide. Police have since launched an investigation.