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Massachusetts Man, 83, Arrested for Allegedly Beating a 76-year-old Man to Death at a Nursing Home

A Massachusetts nursing residence resident has died from accidents together with a crushed cranium following an alleged assault by a fellow resident—believed to have been the person’s roommate.

Haverhill Police stated they arrived on the Oxford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday following experiences {that a} resident was being combative. A 76-year-old man was discovered on the scene with accidents according to assault.

The sufferer, who has but to be formally named, was transported to Holy Family Hospital and pronounced lifeless shortly after arrival, Essex County District Attorney spokeswoman Carrie Kimball confirmed.

Jose Veguilla, 83, was arrested in reference to the assault and was additionally transported to Holy Family Hospital, the place he underwent a medical analysis.

Although officers haven’t confirmed that the 2 males had been roommates, Gifford Russel, one other resident of the house, instructed NBC Boston that two males had been identified to him and that they’d lived in the identical room.

Speaking with reference to the sufferer, Russel stated: “He was a good, old gentleman. He was a nice guy. He didn’t deserve what happened to him.”

It is just not but clear what led to the incident, nevertheless, some residents and relations have shared their displeasure on the nursing residence’s dealing with of the aftermath.

“[The residents] all got to see the body rolled out,” Erika Wallace, the daughter of an Oxford Manor resident, instructed WCVB.

“I don’t know why they wouldn’t keep them in their rooms but my dad got to see it, so he’s going through having to see the crushed skull. It was just really traumatic.”

Some additionally complained in regards to the lack of communication. Russel’s daughter instructed NBC Boston: “I mean they’re a really great facility—don’t get me wrong—but it’s just, I don’t know. It doesn’t even seem like anything happened in there.”

She stated the lack of knowledge was resulting in rumors among the many residents. Another unnamed lady, whose mom can be a resident on the residence, agreed.

“They didn’t even apparently let any of the residents know because I can guarantee you my mother would have told me,” she instructed the information outlet.

Massachusetts Man, 83, Arrested for Allegedly Beating a 76-year-old Man to Death at a Nursing Home
File photograph of a person being loaded into an ambulance. A 76-year-old man was taken to Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill, Massachusetts, after an alleged assault on the Oxford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Getty

In a press release launched on Sunday, Oxford Manor spokesperson Tim Brown stated the matter is being investigated and that they may help all sufferers, workers and related authorities with the case.

“The Oxford’s heart goes out to the families of those involved in last night’s incident,” Brown stated.

“Our heart is making further help providers out there to our workers and residents. The Oxford Center and workers are working with the Haverhill and State Police Departments of their investigation.

“Based on our preliminary inside investigation, our workers acted shortly and appropriately within the matter; we’re unable to remark additional or present further particulars.”

The Essex County District Attorney’s workplace confirmed Veguilla is beneath investigation for murder.

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