New information on the tragedy that took place in Suwałki (Podlaskie Voivodeship) in April. The 25-year-old picked up his 78-year-old grandmother and threw her from the second floor over the balcony. The woman was killed instantly. Now it turns out that the man was insane at the time of committing the act. The prosecutor’s office will apply for his placement in a psychiatric institution, and the court will decide whether to discontinue the proceedings.
It was Thursday, April 8, when the body of a 78-year-old woman was found under the balconies of a block of flats on Nowomiejska Street in Suwałki at around 1 p.m. Initially, it was assumed that there was an unfortunate accident. However, the investigators saw the surveillance footage and one of them showed that the woman had been thrown off the balcony.
The 25-year-old was charged with homicide in April
“As a result of intensive trial activities involving the immediate securing and analysis of evidence, the prosecutor on Friday April 9, 2021 charged the 25-year-old grandson of the injured woman with murder by throwing her from the balcony. The man was accused of taking the woman in his arms and throwing her out. through the balcony railing “- the prosecutor’s office announced.
The woman was killed instantly. Her grandson was arrested. The prosecutor’s office informed that he was facing a life sentence.
The woman died as a result of a fall from a height
An expert was called to determine, based on the results of the autopsy, that the woman had died of injuries sustained in the fall.
– The opinion confirmed that the woman died as a result of a fall from a height – says Wojciech Piktel, spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Suwałki.
The court will decide whether to discontinue the proceedings
Expert psychiatrists established that the 25-year-old was insane at the time of the crime.
– In this situation, the prosecutor’s office will apply to the court to place the man in a psychiatric hospital. The court will also decide whether to discontinue the proceedings in this case – emphasizes Piktel.
The suspect is in custody.
The tragedy happened at Nowomiejska Street in Suwałki
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