Cynthia Hamelin, 49
, is charged with first-degree murder.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, police were called to a senior’s housing facility in the area of 95 Street and 108A Avenue on the report of a of break-and-enter. It was reported that Hamelin
gained entry to 83-year-old Giuseppina Micieli’s
suite and assaulted her. The complainant was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with serious injuries sustained from the assault. The complainant and accused were not known to one another.
A few days later, Hamelin
was identified and charged for Break and Enter, Aggravated Assault
and Forcible Confinement.
At the time of this offence she was out on a recognizance order for a series of break-and-enters of senior homes.
On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Micieli
succumbed to her injuries in hospital and an autopsy was conducted the following day, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be pneumonia caused by blunt force injuries sustained during the assault in July. The manner of death was determined to be homicide.
Investigators are not looking for any additional suspects.