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Originally published September 17, 2008 at 12:00 AM | Page modified September 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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91-year-old charged in murder of caregiver

The 91-year-old man suspected of shooting his caregiver at an assisted-living facility in University Place, Pierce, County, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Seattle Times staff

The 91-year-old man suspected of shooting his caregiver at a University Place, Pierce County, assisted-living facility has been charged with second-degree murder.

Joe Conway Elder was charged in Pierce County Superior Court today. Police believe Elder killed Ramoncito Barro, a 38-year-old father of five, in his home Tuesday.

Barro, who worked part time at the facility owned by his parents, was preparing to take Elder to a medical appointment when Elder pulled out a gun and opened fire, said Ed Troyer, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman.

Barro was dead upon arrival at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Troyer said.

The small facility, in the 5800 block of 62nd Street West, houses five people including Elder. A worker at the home said Elder had never threatened patients or staff.

Elder, who is being held at Pierce County Jail, is to appear in court Oct. 2 for a competency hearing.

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