102-year-old woman suspected of killing her 92-year-old neighbor

A 102-year-old French woman is suspected in the death of her 92-year-old neighbor, who was apparently strangled, CNN reports.

A caretaker at a residential home in Chézy-sur-Marne, northern France, called police after discovering the victim's body in her room just after midnight on Saturday.

The deceased woman's face was swollen and an autopsy later revealed she died from "strangulation and blows to the head," according to the BBC.

Upon questioning, the 102-year-old woman appeared to be "in a very agitated state, confused, and told the carer that she had killed someone", AFP news agency reported.

The elderly suspect was transported to a mental hospital where she will undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine if she will be held criminally responsible for "voluntary homicide against a person vulnerable due to their physical condition."

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