Murder trial recalls tale of Arsenic and Old Lace

For two septuagenarians, they certainly displayed a sprightly energy as they went about their retirement. Helen Golay, 77, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, befriended two homeless men, found them places to live, fed them – and then murdered them, prosecutors claim.As their trial opened in Los Angeles yesterday, the case was likened to the Frank Capra film Arsenic and Old Lace in which Cary Grant’s two maiden aunts are discovered bumping off lonely old men.

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