At “99 or 100”, the suspect in the terror attack becomes Belgium’s oldest prisoner.
In Destlbergen, a man living in a retirement home has been arrested and jailed in Belgium on suspicion of brutally assaulting another resident of the establishment, the Belga news agency reported Wednesday. In a statement, the agent’s attorney’s office confirmed that the resident of the retired home was incarcerated after being produced before a trial judge who heard the case Monday evening.
“A suspect has been arrested and he is a resident of a nursing home,” the prosecution said.
According to Belga, the suspect is “99 or 100 years old”, which makes him the oldest prisoner in Belgium.
A rare crime in a retirement home
Crimes in such companies are exceptional. The last known case of a retirement home in Belgium dates back to the 1990s, says Vincent Frederick, general secretary of Fermebel, one of the industry’s major federations.
“The son of a resident, a self-employed man, was attacked by a maniac one day and killed his mother before attempting suicide,” the official told AFP.
The management of the “Counterhof” house in Houston, in the city of Testelbergan, declined to comment. The mayor said a psychological support unit has been set up for staff.