A disagreement over a washing machine led to an Illinois nursing home resident being arrested after his neighbor was beaten and beaten to death, police said.
The 71-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault on a person 60 years old or older, police said.
According to a Fox News reportPolice in Joliet, Illinois, received a call from Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation on Friday evening regarding a “battery” on the sixth floor of the building.
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Officers found a 61-year-old unresponsive man in the laundry room.
Investigators determined that William Paschall had become angry over the victim’s use of the washing machine and allegedly began attacking – prompting staff to intervene.
The police did not provide any information.
The defendant allegedly punched the victim repeatedly in the head and used his walker during the attack, causing the victim to fall to the ground, police said.
Nursing home staff provided medical aid to the victim until Joliet Fire Department paramedics arrived.
The Will County Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.
Paschall was taken into custody and charged.
The victim’s identity and manner of death should be determined by the coroner’s office, Joliet police said.
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