Pictured: Care home resident, 93, ‘beaten to death in her room with walking stick’


Pictured: Care home resident, 93, ‘beaten to death in her room with walking stick’ as fellow resident, 62, appears at Old Bailey charged with her murder

  • Alexander Rawson, 62, accused of killing 93-year-old Eileen Dean at care home
  • Ms Dean was rushed to hospital from Fieldside care home in Catford on Monday
  • Rawson appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from HMP Thameside today

A care home resident beat a 93-year-old woman to death with a walking stick, the Old Bailey heard today. 

Alexander Rawson, 62, is accused of murdering fellow resident Eileen Dean at the Fieldside care home in Catford, southeast London, this week.

The elderly woman was battered so hard in her room that prosecutors told the court the stick’s broken handle was found ’embedded’ in her neck. 

Alexander Rawson, 62, is accused of murdering fellow resident 93-year-old Eileen Dean (pictured) at the Fieldside care home in Catford, southeast London, earlier this week

The elderly woman was battered so hard in her room that prosecutors told the court the stick's broken handle was found 'embedded' in her neck. Pictured: Forensic on scene at care home

The elderly woman was battered so hard in her room that prosecutors told the court the stick’s broken handle was found ’embedded’ in her neck. Pictured: Forensic on scene at care home 

Ms Dean was rushed to hospital by paramedics in the early hours of Monday but was later pronounced dead. 

Police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the alleged killing as there was no CCTV footage of the attack.

Paul Jarvis, prosecuting, said: ‘Around about 12.30am on 4 January this year, Mr Rawson called the police from the care home where he was living.

‘It was very quickly ascertained that a lady called Mrs Dene, who was 93 at the time, living in the room next door or opposite was on her bed covered in blood having sustained serious injuries to her head.

‘There was the broken handle of a walking stick embedded on the base of her neck.’

Rawson appeared on video-link from HMP Thameside today to confirm his name and age.

Police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the alleged killing as there was no CCTV footage

Police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the alleged killing as there was no CCTV footage

He was remanded into custody by Judge Anthony Leonard QC until March 25 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Rawson, of Canadian Avenue, Catford, faces a single count of murder.

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