Authorities say an 81-year-old man has died after a fight with a 72-year-old fellow dementia patient at a New Jersey nursing home.
Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio says Andy Berthelot (BUR'-tuh-loh) died Friday at a hospital. An autopsy determined that he died of a brain hemorrhage, and his death was ruled a homicide.
DeFazio told The Jersey Journal that Berthelot picked up a TV Feb. 20 and tried to hit the other man with it. The other man then grabbed a plastic trash can and struck Berthelot in the head.
DeFazio says both men were dementia patients at Newport Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jersey City.
The 72-year-old has been returned to the nursing home. His name wasn't released.
An investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed.
Information from: The Jersey Journal, http://www.nj.com/jjournal