Authorities in New York say a man killed his 101-year-old neighbor in a brutal stabbing that rocked her Monroe County community.
According to Fox News, Rochester police responded to Marcia Morrison’s apartment home on Tuesday morning.
Officials reported that she was found dead inside the home after a driver knocked on her door to give her a ride for a senior transportation service and she did not respond.
Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said 54-year-old Greg Jesner was arrested the same day and is expected to face charges including second-degree murder. Authorities
He said the especially brutal case has “impacted everyone that’s involved in this case” due to its violent nature and the elderly victim.
“Certainly, it’s unusual for someone to live that long,” Ciminelli added. “And this was just a true tragedy.”
Assistant District Attorney Monica O’Brien echoed his assessment, calling it “one of the most egregious crimes we as a community ave ever seen, absolutely.”
She concluded that the victim was “targeted and obviously, her frailty in age led to this individual’s ability to victimize her.”
Reports indicate the victim was stabbed in her throat, neck and upper body sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Authorities reportedly arrested Jenser on suspicion of another crime when he was spotted talking to a 13-year-old girl who he allegedly offered cash to come home with him.
Ciminelli credited “very good police work” for linking the suspect to the earlier murder. He was arrested and was being held in jail without bond as of the latest reports available.
He is expected to appear in court in coming days.
[Featured image: Greg Jesmer, Monroe County Jail]