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Fatality and Tragedy at Worthington, Minnesota Elderly Care Center

The Worthington Daily Globe reports that staff members at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota are still reeling from the homicide of one of its residents. According to the newspaper report:

  • Doris Doust, a resident recently admitted to the care center, was shot and killed by her husband, George, on Friday, May 2nd. George Doust than turned the gun on himself.
  • Crossroad staff reported that Ms. Doust’s husband was ardently dedicated to her, saying he was at her bedside from early morning to bedtime for the two weeks Ms. Doust had been at the care center.
  • On the day of the shooting, George Doust only left her side for a short while in the afternoon. At approximately 9:45 p.m., staff members claimed they heard gunshots in the resident’s room.
  • Crossroads Care Center told the Worthington Daily Globe that staff members will undergo training to better recognize changes in resident conditions.
  • George and Doris Doust lived in Worthington after they were married in 2005. George was a World War II veteran who was featured in a Worthington Daily Globe article in July 2010.

From the Worthington Daily Globe, May 5, 2014

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