A Brooklyn woman faces murder charges in a home invasion robbery that led to the death of a beloved 91-year-old grandfather, police said Monday.
Suzette Troutman, 45, the second person busted in the cruel Oct. 11 daytime heist, knew the victims — the man and his 100-year-old wife — and may have worked as a home attendant, police said.
Her role in the robbery hasn’t been revealed, but police said she’s charged with second-degree murder and two counts of assault and burglary.
Dwayne Blackwood, 27, was hit with the same charges Friday.
Police said cell phone records placed him in the house of Waldiman and Ethlin Thompson on the day of the robbery.
A group of robbers bound the couple after entering their Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone. Thompson died of a heart attack during the robbery.
The robbers left him for dead and took $5,000 cash.
Earlier Monday, before police announced Troutman’s arrest, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said investigators were looking for two suspects in addition to Blackwood.
“We believe there are at least two others involved, one person who was known to the victim. They are identified. I have detectives right now seeking them out,” he said.
“Not a family member,” Boyce said, “someone known to the family.”
Ethlin Thompson managed to escape the couple’s Decatur St. home and call for help, but her husband couldn’t be saved.
Police found him unconscious and facedown near the couple’s bedroom, with a blanket wrapped around his head and a pillow pressed into his face, police sources said.
On Friday, the centenarian bid her husband of three decades farewell during a service in the Hanson Place Seventh day Adventist Church in Fort Greene.
“I love you,” she whispered to him. “But God loves you more.”
Blackwood was arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Friday night, where he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail.
With Esha Ray