Simi Valley

75-Year-Old-Woman Jailed for Fatal Shooting of 84-Year-Old Boyfriend: Police

An 75-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after she admitted to fatally shooting her 84-year-old boyfriend during an argument in Simi Valley, police said.

Officers responded to a home in the 6200 block of Anastasia Avenue about 4:15 p.m. Sunday after reports of an unresponsive man, according to the Simi Valley Police Department.

The victim, identified as Salavatore Orefice, was found inside one of the bedrooms, partially and with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

While at the scene, Mary Karacas, 75, arrived and told investigators that she had shot Orefice, with whom she had a long standing relationship, during an altercation.

Karacas was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, police said.

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