Merida, Yucatan — Court proceedings against the suspect in a domestic homicide were suspended until the Canadian citizen’s mental health status can be determined.
The 76-year-old suspect, known in the media only as “Jean Paul L.,” suffocated and stabbed his wife, 86, while experiencing an apparent anxiety attack, police said. The victim’s first name was reported as “Henrietta N.”
Judge Antonio Bonilla Castañeda sent the foreign resident to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.
The man allegedly waited 16 hours after her death, staying with her in their living room, before reporting the incident, police said.
The couple reportedly routinely stayed in Merida, and were living in a home on Calle 69, between 74 and 76.