July 21, 2024

‘She’s had enough’: Police hold husband after 81-year-old wife is shot dead in communal lounge at De La Mer House

DeLaMerDailyMailRonald King, 86, is still being held by Essex police following the death yesterday morning of his wife Rita, 81, at the private De La Mer care home.

Mrs King, a dementia patient, was shot in the head by a pistol in the communal lounge of De La Mer House in front of other patients, according to press reports.

Accommodation at the private care home costs £30,000 a year, it is reported.

The BBC report is here

The Daily Mail here

The Daily Telegraph here