JERSEY CITY - (AP) - Authorities say an 81-year-old man hasdied after a fight with a 72-year-old fellow patient at a NewJersey nursing home.
Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said Andy Berthelot died Friday at a Jersey City hospital. An autopsydetermined he died of a brain hemorrhage, and the death was ruled ahomicide.
DeFazio told The Jersey Journal that on Feb. 20 Berthelot pickedup a television and attempted to hit the other man with it. Theother man then grabbed a plastic trash can and struck Bethelot inthe head.
DeFazio said both men were dementia patients at Newport NursingHome and Rehabilitation Center in Jersey City.
The 72-year-old has been returned to the nursing home. His namewas not released.
DeFazio said an investigation is ongoing and no charges havebeen filed.