Death at Dartmouth continuing care facility ruled a homicide, but no charges will be laid

Halifax Regional Police say a death at a continuing care facility in Dartmouth last fall has been ruled a homicide, but no charges will be laid.

Police were called by the Medical Examiner's Officer on September 4th, a day after an 86-year-old woman died at Oakwood Terrace as the result of injuries sustained during an altercation with a 77-year-old woman on June 7th.

An autopsy was conducted September 5th and the death was ruled a homicide.

Police say charges won't be laid in this matter due to the suspect not being criminally culpable because of her cognitive impairment.

The decision was made following HRP's investigation, in consultation with the Public Prosecution Service.