RICHMOND, Calif. — A California man was arrested Monday after police officers caught him in the act of cannibalizing his 90-year-old grandmother, authorities said.
Dwayne Wallick, 37, of Richmond, is expected to face murder charges in the death of Ruby Wallick, with whom he lived, the East Bay Times reported. Dwayne Wallick remained in a hospital Wednesday, where he was being treated for unspecified injuries.
The Times reported that Richmond police officers went to the Wallick home around 2 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call about a man standing over a woman's bloody body. As the officers went into the home, they found Wallick standing over his grandmother, actively cannibalizing her.
The officers ordered Wallick to stop but he refused, so they used a stun gun to subdue him, the newspaper said. He was handcuffed and taken into custody following a struggle.
Detectives are investigating whether drugs played a role in Wallick’s alleged actions.