MAR VISTA (CBS) — Police have arrested a 96-year-old Mar Vista man for allegedly killing his 81-year-old wife.
Authorities said the woman died from blunt force trauma. She was found in a pool of blood, according to officials.
Police were called to the couple’s apartment in the 3100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard Saturday morning just after 8:30.
The suspect is identified as Milton M. Weiss. The victim was identified as his long-time wife Anne G. Weiss.
Jay Jackson, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said Weiss’ 97th birthday is next Friday.
Sharon Queen-Ford, a neighbor, was shocked to hear about her friend’s murder. “I’m just stunned. It’s so unexpected and so awful. It’s a great loss to all of us. To have her leave here in any fashion [is awful] but especially in a terrible way like that.”
Queen-Ford says the victim told her that her husband had become increasingly erratic. “She felt he would get irritable for things that weren’t justified. It scared her, I think,” Queen-Ford said.
Weiss is expected to be arraigned Monday after a psychiatric evaluation.