Man arrested for trying to kill woman in rest home

Gregory Weir

PROTECTION, Kansas – Protection police say a man is in jail charged with trying to kill a woman in a rest home.

The police chief says it happened early Saturday morning.

The chief says 44-year-old Gregory Weir was arrested after he tried to strangle a fellow patient at the Protection Valley Manor.

The chief told KSN that Weir choked 45-year-old woman until he thought she was dead.

The victim survived and Weir was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

The KBI is assisting with the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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