Old- age death rage

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

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 said the in­ci­dent claimed the life of Andy Berth­elot on Fri­day at the New­port Nurs­ing Home 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. Both men were taken to the Jer­sey City Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where the older man re­mained un­til his death later that day.

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