Edmonton Homicide Section lays murder charge in relation to 83-year-old woman’s death

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has laid a first-degree murder charge in relation to an incident that occurred in July, which resulted in the recent death of an 83-year-old woman.

Cynthia Hamelin, 49, is charged with first-degree murder.

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, police were called to a senior’s housing facility in the area of 95 Street and 108A Avenue on the report of a of break-and-enter. It was reported that Hamelin gained entry to 83-year-old Guiseppina Micieli’s suite and assaulted her. The complainant was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with serious injuries sustained from the assault. The complainant and accused were not known to one another.

Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Police Service

A few days later, Hamelin was identified and charged for Break and Enter, Aggravated Assault and Forcible Confinement. At the time of this offence she was out on a recognizance order for a series of break-and-enters of senior homes.

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Micieli succumbed to her injuries in hospital and an autopsy was conducted the following day, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be pneumonia caused by blunt force injuries sustained during the assault in July. The manner of death was determined to be homicide.

Investigators are not looking for any additional suspects.

Anyone with information in relation to this death is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

MRU #: H19R027

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