Wednesday, May 11, 1977

Woman, 82, Found Dead in Bushwick, Victim of Robbery

An 82-year-old woman was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment yesterday, the apparent victim of a robbery.

The slaying was yet another instance of assaults against old people that have evoked a public outcry and led to introductions of bills in the New York State Legislature stiffening penalties for crimes against the elderly.

excerpt from Eleanor Blau 5/11/77 NYT

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