Nursing home resident charged with murder in roommate's death

Nursing home resident charged with murder in roommate's death

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Police arrested a nursing home resident after they said she killed her roommate at the facility.

Janet Clements, 66, was arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault by strangulation.

According to a report, Valdosta Police and Lowndes County EMS responded to Crestwood Nursing Home on November 11 after a resident, 57-year-old Cynthia Weekly was found dead inside her room.

Investigators later learned that Clements and Weekly were roommates at the nursing home.

After an autopsy was completed, authorities got arrest warrants for Clements on November 13.

Officials did not release any motive in the case on Thursday.

Clements was taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

Crestwood Nursing Home released a statement:

We are aware of the incident between two patients at the Crestwood facility in Valdosta. As a long-time member of this community, we are saddened by this event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved. In an effort to help our employees, patients, and family members we have our corporate chaplains on site to provide grief support.

The safety and well-being of our patients is our number one priority. Therefore, the patient allegedly involved in the incident was immediately transferred following the onset of the investigation by emergency responders. We are continuing to work in full cooperation with the authorities on this matter and have no further comment on the case as this is an ongoing police investigation.

At this time, we ask you to respect the privacy of our patients as we continue to care for our community members and their families.

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