A man from Orhei district is under police investigation for murdering an elderly woman aged 80, and was detained a week after committing the crime.
The man has told the police he had entered the woman’s house on May 20 in order to rob her, but she tried to prevent him.
He then produced a knife and stabbed her face and throat. After killing her, he took her earrings and disappeared.
The suspect is a recidivist, earlier sentenced for theft.
The man has been detained for 72 hours and is searched for homicide. If proven guilty, he may get 20 years of prison or a life term.