72-year-old man charged with murder at nursing home

Resident beaten to death, another injured, police say

A 72-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a female nursing home resident.

Police were called to Wexford Residence Long Term Care facility on Lawrence Avenue East on March 14. When they arrived, they found Jocelyn Dickson, 72, beaten to death. Another woman, 91, was showing obvious signs of injury, police say.

Peter Roy Brooks was charged with aggravated assault and second-degree murder.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Toronto police or Crime Stoppers.

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By: Madolyn MacCallum
Copy editor: Alissa Heidman
Posted: Mar 15 2013 10:48 am
Filed under: News