Man charged in Richmond rehab center killing of 86-year-old man


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police say an 86-year-old Richmond man was killed inside a Richmond nursing and rehabilitation center Wednesday night. The man linked to the crime is in custody.

Robert M. Willoughby, who resided in the ManorCare Health Services – Imperial, located on Bellevue Avenue, was identified by police as the homicide victim. Officers say arriving personnel found Willoughby, 86, suffering from “obvious signs of trauma.” He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Richmond Police arrested Lynwood L. Main, 65, in connection with the fatal slaying. Main, who also resided in the nursing and rehabilitation center, is charged with second-degree murder.

8News reached out to ManorCare Health Services – Imperial for comment:

We are shocked and saddened by the isolated tragedy that occurred Wednesday night at ManorCare Health Services – Imperial. Our thoughts are with our patients, residents, and their families, as well as our employees who have been affected by this tragedy.

This is a challenging and emotional time for all of us, and we have bereavement representatives in the center working with our staff and patients. We are also in the process of calling family members and assessing our patients and residents.

ManorCare strives to create a secure and homelike environment and will continue to work to ensure the health and safety of our residents. A special thank you to our staff, community first responders and bereavement specialists for all of their assistance during this time. 

Our priority right now is supporting our residents, patients, their families, and our staff. We are cooperating fully with authorities as they conduct their investigation and would need to refer additional media inquiries to the local police.

Julie Beckert

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at


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