Police officials said the granddaughter, later identified as 53-year-old Tsara, was arrested and later charged with murder after she reportedly killed her grandmother and her grandmother’s partner. Both victims, later identified as 93-year-old Aremean and 69-year-old Michael, suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police officials also said that the 53-year-old granddaughter was also her grandmother’s caretaker. The fatal incident occurred over the weekend. Officers responded to a disturbance call and found the lifeless bodies of Aremean and Michael. An autopsy later revealed that both victims suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest. The responding officers also found the 53-year-old suspect on scene. During an interview with investigators, the 53-year-old granddaughter reportedly said that she was the caretaker of her grandmother.
Initially the woman told the officers that Michael was not home because he had gone out to hunt. However, investigators soon learned that Michael required a wheelchair to get around and was incapable of hunting. The responding officers then asked the woman if they could check on her grandmother and her partner. The 53-year-old woman ‘then insulted the officer and told him that he should get down on his knees and pray’.
When officers entered the home, they found both victims. They also found a knife near the grandmother’s body. Both victims were dead for at least one day. During an interview with investigators, a family member reportedly said that Tsara moved in with her grandmother few years ago and that she complained about having to care for both Aremean and Michal, but refused the family member’s offer for help.