72-year-old man tried to kill 74-year-old roommate over unpaid electric bill

A 72-year-old man is in jail after he reportedly tried to kill his 74-year-old roommate after she asked him to pay his portion of their electric bill. (KPTV/CNN Newsource)

PORTLAND, Ore. (WKRC) - A 72-year-old man is in jail after he reportedly tried to kill his 74-year-old roommate after she asked him to pay his portion of their electric bill, reports KPTV.

Police said Leo Miller is facing charges of attempted murder and strangulation after he attacked his roommate Charlotte Simons.

Miller first tried to suffocate her. Simons said she played dead and then pulled out her Life Alert necklace to call for help. That's when Miller noticed she wasn't dead and he began assaulting her.

Simons fought back, saying she went for his gonads and squeezed.

Miller is now in jail waiting trial in March.

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