Tragedy struck in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, USA, when a 100-year-old man, Michael Juskin, killed his wife with an axe while was asleep. Prosecutors said the man also killed himself with a knife.
It is yet to be cleared what sparked the murder-suicide while the motive for the attack remains under investigation, prosecutor John Molinelli said.
It was however learnt that Juskin had a “history of domestic issues” with his 88-year-old wife Rosalia. It was also learnt that Juskin had been suffering from dementia.
Local reports said the bodies were found by a relative, possibly a son, who alerted police.
Neighbours told The Record newspaper that they often saw the couple out and about – Juskin walking a dog and his wife tending to her garden – but said they kept to themselves.