Woman strangled in Waterbury nursing home dies

WATERBURY -- The woman who police said was strangled inside a nursing home has died.

Police said that they responded Autumn Lake Healthcare nursing home on North Main Street for calls of an assault Saturday. Officers Patricia Way suffering from strangulation injuries. Way was driven to Saint Mary's Hospital. She died on Sunday.

The suspect, John Jensen, 81, was arrested and charges were upgraded to murder in connection to the case. His bail was set at $1 million.

Authorities said Jensen and the woman were "familiar" with each other, but did not disclose their relationship.

Police did not say whether either was a resident of the facility.