Nursing home worker murders elderly woman
A King County judge today set bail at $1 million for a 24-year-old nursing assistant who was arrested Thursday on suspicion of beating and strangling a 75-year-old woman after she left a Federal Way nursing home last month.
Joseph Njonge, of Kent, who has no criminal history, worked for nearly a year as a certified nursing assistant at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, where Jane Britt’s body was found in the trunk of her car on March 19. She had visited her husband, who lives at the nursing home.
Njonge was arrested after the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory notified Federal Way police that it had matched his DNA to that found on Britt’s body. He was booked in the King County Jail for investigation of first-degree murder and robbery.
Njonge is scheduled to return to King County Superior Court Tuesday, said Pro Tem Judge Karli Jorgensen. MORE>>>