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Nursing home resident, wrestler not likely to face charges in death case

The former football player and amateur wrestling legend was likely reliving his old days when he grabbed his nursing home roommate and pushed him to the floor. The force of the fall fractured the victim’s hip and injured his head, ultimately leading to his death. The corner’s report stated that complications from a fractured hip caused the man’s death and as a result the death was ruled a homicide. But it is unlikely the former athlete will ever face charges, according to The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C. The challenge is that both the 83-year-old assailant, Verne Gagne, and ... Read More

Man wanders from nursing home, killed by passing train

George King Sr., of Charleston, W.V., lived in Heartland of Charleston nursing home. He had Alzheimer’s Disease, and like many individuals suffering from the memory-loss disorder, King was prone to wander. Many nursing homes who care for patients with Alzheimer’s have practices in place to ensure patients who wander stay within the nursing home wing where they live. But few practices are foolproof. Late last month, King wandered from his nursing home. That evening around 8 p.m., staff noticed he was missing and notified police. After hours of searching for the 73-year-old man, police got a report of a pedestrian ... Read More