Elderly man dies after nursing home fight in 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

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.

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