In a startling episode that happened at a Henlawson, West Virginia, assisted living facility, a 44-year-old Ohio man is charged with killing his 67-year-old mother because he said she was looking at him inappropriately. The victim, Tomalene Greene, is currently recuperating in the hospital as a result of the unbelievable tragedy that has stunned the town.
A press statement issued by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office states that the event happened on Monday, October 23, at around 5:12 p.m. Tomalene Greene had a gunshot wound to her chest when deputies arrived to the Trinity Healthcare Nursing Home in response to a report of a shooting. On Monday, October 23, she was transported to the Charleston Area Medical Centre without delay, and her status is still stable.
Following the incident, James Biddell, the suspected shooter and Greene’s son, drove off in a silver Chevrolet pickup. But he was quickly found and taken into custody by State Police Troopers on US 119 close to the Chapmanville exit. Biddell admitted to the horrifying murder during an interview with authorities, saying that he shot his mother because he didn’t like the way she looked at him.
“The way that he explained it to us was that he just drove down, and she looked at him a certain way, and apparently he didn’t like it,” said Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Johnson in a statement to WSAZ-TV. Then, in an unsettling turn of events, Biddell shot his mother in the chest while concealing a gun.
James Biddell has been charged with wanton endangerment, malicious wounding, and attempted murder. He has been taken into the Southwestern Regional Jail. He is still being held under a $100,000 bail. This horrifying story serves as a reminder of the unpleasant effects and catastrophic results that family arguments may have. Authorities and the community are left scratching their heads over the senselessness of carrying out such a terrible crime within a nursing home—a facility meant to provide care and support.