Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Old men fight using TV, trash can as weapons

New Jersey - The death of an 81-year-old man who got into a fight with a 72-year-old fellow dementia patient at a New Jersey nursing home is under investigation by authorities. Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio told The Jersey Journal the incident claimed the life of Andy Berthelot at the Newport Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center after he apparently picked up a television set and attempted to hit the younger man with it. The 72-year-old then struck his attacker with a plastic waste basket, causing a cut on his head. Both men were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, where the older man remained until his death later that day. An autopsy showed Berthelot died of a brain hemorrhage and his death was ruled a homicide.  More…

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