Elderly Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend

TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An 88-year-old man in Monroe County is facing homicide charges after police say he killed his girlfriend.

Police were called out to the home of Bernard Pedreira and his girlfriend, Lydia Bulaon, 72, around 6 a.m. Thursday at their place along Saw Mill Road near Long Pond.

Newswatch 16 was there as investigators carried boxes and other evidence from the home.

According to court papers, Pedreira knocked on a neighbor's door early Thursday morning and said his girlfriend Lydia Bulaon was shot.

Pedreira told the neighbor that the victim tried to grab the gun from him, and it went off.

When police got to the house, they found the victim with a gunshot to her chest and a rifle nearby.

According to investigators, the couple had a history of domestic violence complaints.

"I, unfortunately, hear too much of that in today's times it seems like. It's really sad," said Linda Glass.

Pedreira was arraigned Thursday afternoon. A magistrate denied bail. He's due back in court next month.

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