SCOTTSVILLE — Employees at Scottsville Manor nursing home are working to reassure their residents that they are safe after another resident, Gary Glueck, 71, was killed there Thursday.

“Their safety is No. 1 right now,” Scottsville Manor Administrator Lesa Keen said as she fought back tears. “We’re trying to take care of our residents who are here.

“This is their home,” she said.

The nursing home is bringing in additional people Friday to work with residents at the 40-bed facility in assuaging any fears they might have, Keen said. This is the first time anyone has been the victim of a homicide at the nursing home.

A man formerly known as Robert Reynolds, 35, who changed his name legally to The Reverend, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, according to a release from the Scottsville Police Department.

The Reverend remains in Allen County Detention Center without bond. No court date had been set Friday morning.

Glueck, 71, was killed when he was stabbed by a pen and had an electrical cord wrapped around his neck, according to Allen County Coroner Darren E. Davis.

On what would have been his 72nd birthday Friday, Glueck’s body was instead at the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville where a medical examiner determined the cause of death as asphyxia via strangulation, Davis said. Glueck also had sharp force injuries.

Prior to Glueck’s death, he and The Reverend, also a nursing home resident, had been in a verbal altercation at the nursing home, Scottsville police Detective John Rose said.

Glueck was a ward of the state and does not have any known relatives, Davis said.

Scottsville has become a small town weary of homicides dominating their news.

“We’ve had four in four months,” Davis said.

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