Nursing Home Resident In Critical Condition After Being Beaten By Roommate

An elderly nursing home resident is in critical condition after being brutally beaten by his roommate. The 86-year-old man was beaten with a large magnet tied to a string by his 87-year-old roommate who believed he had been stealing from him. 

According to police, the roommate was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The victim remains in critical condition following the incident. Police plan to elevate the charges if the victim does not recover. He suffered injuries to his face, wrist, ribs, and a punctured lung. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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