CROWN POINT, Ind.
(AP) - The son of an 80-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her
hospital room has been charged with murder.
The (Munster) Times
reports 60-year-old Rodney Louis Dickinson was charged Saturday in
connection with the slaying early Friday of Margrine Haywood, a patient at
Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville.
James Haywood, was found stabbed to death in his Gary home a few hours after
her stabbing, but no charges have been filed in connection with his death.
An affidavit says a
witness told police she saw Dickinson acting strangely in his mother’s
hospital room, then heard screams and saw Dickinson running away. It says
that before losing consciousness, Margrine Haywood told a nurse that
Dickinson had killed her.
It’s not clear if
Dickinson has an attorney.