MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Police say an 86-year-old Florida Panhandle woman fatally beat her 89-year-old husband with a walking cane.READ MORE: Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Clements Has 'Serious Concerns' Regarding Rough Arrest
Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Officials say Ramona Maxine Lund was charged with murder and is being held in the jail’s infirmary on $250,000 bond as authorities work together to evaluate whether she suffers from dementia.
A neighbor called 911 Saturday after seeing her standing over Francis Lund’s body on the front porch.READ MORE: Man, Woman Found Dead Inside Residence Following Dania Beach Domestic Disturbance Call
He told detectives he thought Lund had fallen and his wife was trying to help him up. The neighbor performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
Inside the home, investigators found pieces of the cane covered in blood.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that the sheriff, prosecutor and public defender have taken the unusual step of agreeing to evaluate her mental competency.MORE NEWS: 'Down With The Chains' Rally Set For Bayfront Park Saturday
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