Man found guilty for pushing 94-year-old woman onto concrete deck, leading to her death

Posted at 5:23 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 20:23:57-05

VISTA (CNS) - A man who pushed a 94-year-old woman through a screen door and onto a concrete deck in Oceanside leading to her death 11 days later was convicted today of second-degree murder and elder abuse causing great bodily injury.

William Forrest Sutton, 68, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 17. On April 16, 2016, 94-year-old Margaret Wood went to her friend's home to get some belongings and got into an argument with Sutton, her friend's caretaker.

Surveillance video of the altercation shows Sutton pushing Wood out of her friend's home, prosecutors said.

Sutton fled the senior community but was arrested the next day and charged with attempted murder, which was modified to murder upon Wood's death.