Canarsie woman arraigned in connection with deadly home invasion

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A Canarsie woman was arraigned on Friday in connection to last month's deadly home invasion in Bedford-Stuyvesant that left an elderly man dead and his 100-year-old wife injured.

Suzette Troutman, a former caretaker for the couple, is charged with second-degree murder, assault and burglary.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says Troutman helped her nephew and another suspect gain access to the home, where they restrained and robbed Waldiman and Etheline Thompson. Prosecutors say after they left, Troutman drove the getaway car.

Waldiman Thompson died of heart failure shortly after.

Troutman's nephew Dwayne Blackwood was arraigned on the same charges last week, while the third suspect remains on the loose.

If convicted, Troutman could face 25 years to life in prison. She is due back in court on Feb. 2.

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