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ELDERLY CARE CENTER RESIDENT COMMITS SUICIDE|長照中心悲劇 老人殺害老人後尋短

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-03-15
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A 68-year-old man living in an elderly care center in New Taipei City is said to have committed suicide after killing his 76-year-old roommate. Initial police investigations revealed that the two had long had frequent altercations with each other. Here's our report from Banciao, New Taipei City.

CCTV footage showed that at 2 am, the 68-year-old was seen in a red coat and went back to his room from the toilet. The murder was disclosed and reported to the police at around 3 am when the caregiver was about to feed Lee. The preliminary investigation showed that there were 4 roommates in the crime scene, 3 of whom had difficulty walking and had to lie in bed. Chiu was homeless and lived in the center under the arrangement of the city's Department of Social Welfare. However, he had quarrels with the 76-year-old roommate for a long time.

==LIN TZU-HSIANG police chief, New Taipei City, Banciao Precinct ==
There used to be nagging and swearing between the two, which led to scuffles. As for the real motive, it needs further investigation.

The police also confirmed that Chiu was in possession of a fruit knife. However, the Federation for the Welfare of the Elderly thought care centers generally regulate dangerous items such as knives and that the center in question was negligent in management. A small-size center like this one has no social workers to step in to settle the quarrels, which later led to the murder case.

==WU SHU-HUI Sec-Gen., Federation for the Welfare of the Elderly==
The elderly live together and this will result in quarrels. In fact, it's commonly seen in many places. However, if dealt with properly, the situation can be settled easily. Social workers used to step in to settle the quarrels. For example, they will try to understand whether misunderstanding or living habits cause differences between them.

The Federation for the Welfare of the Elderly said the elderly often quarrel because they live in the same room and that the quarrel should be dealt with in the first place. The police took a statement from the owner of the long-term care center, trying to clarify the cause and process of the case.

TRANSLATED BY:BRYANT CHANG

位在板橋廣權路上的慧心老人長期照顧中心今天凌晨傳出2死命案,一名安置在裡頭68歲邱姓老翁,因為長期和同房臥床的76歲李姓老翁有口角衝突,今天凌晨3點左右持刀殺害李姓老翁後自殺。老人福利聯盟表示,安養照顧機構因為同住一房,人際關係有衝突很常見,平常就應該了解原因處理,避免悲劇發生。

監視器畫面拍下,半夜2點多,穿紅外套,68歲的邱老先生上完廁所後回房,半夜3點多, 看護按時到房間準備餵食,發現命案,趕緊衝出來報案。
警方初步調查發現,事發的慧心老人長期照顧中心、命案房間住4個人,其他3個人都是臥床、不良於行的長輩,68歲的邱姓兇嫌原為街友,是由社會局安置住在這裡,但他長期和同房臥床的76歲李姓老翁有口角衝突。

==新北市板橋分局偵查隊長 林子翔==
經了解過去兩人
曾經有過因為
碎唸跟三字經當口頭禪
曾經引發衝突
至於真正行兇的動機
我們進一步要了解

警方也確認,刀子是邱姓嫌犯所有,平常是削水果用的, 不過老人福利聯盟認為, 一般養護機構會管制刀子等危險物品,管理上應該有疏忽,另外,小型照顧中心,人力配置上沒有社工,錯失第一時間介入排解糾紛,才擴大成殺人命案。

==老人福利聯盟秘書長 吳淑惠==
老人住在一起
衍生的一些口角摩擦
事實上多數都會有
但是好好地處理
是容易被解決的
很多的社工就是會
介入去處理這樣的事情
比如說怎麼去了解
彼此之間差異的地方
到底是不是誤會
還是生活習慣的問題

老人福利聯盟表示,安養照顧機構因為同住一房,人際關係有衝突很常見,平常就應該了解原因處理。而警方也在對長照中心負責人做筆錄,要進一步釐清事發經過及原因。

許恆慈 張梓嘉 新北市報導