First degree murder charges have been brought upon a Chicago nursing home resident who killed a fellow resident in August at the Columbus Park Nursing Center in the city’s West Side. According to a report on Chicago Breaking News, the 62-year-old resident, described as a psychotic felon with a history of aggressive behavior, began punching the victim after he found the victim eating his lunch. The 72-year-old victim, who suffered from dementia, was taken to a Chicago hospital where he died a month later from his injuries. Medical examiners later ruled his death a homicide.
This death was not the first incident of nursing home assault at Columbus Park Nursing Center. In fact, the report notes that earlier this year, there were 11 reported incidents of battery in a 90 day period. Incidents of nursing home abuse in Chicago have received a lot of attention lately, due to a recent series of reports by the Chicago Tribune that highlight some of the biggest issues surrounding poor quality care in nursing homes.
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