The beating happened just outside the side door of the assisted living center.
to police, a 70-year-old resident was outside
sitting on a bench when a 43-year-old resident went out behind him.
There were staff people in the next room folding towels and their attention was drawn outside when they heard a commotion.
employee called the Catawba County 911 Center to report the assault at
When officers arrived, they found the victim unconscious. He suffered from an apparent head injury and died at the scene.
The assailant ran a few blocks but authorities caught him quickly. He has been charged with murder. 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.