May 18, 2013

Dementia Patient Charged In Death of Another Dementia Patient

A nursing home resident is now charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly attacking another resident who ended up dying.

+Alzheimer's Reading Room

It all started at Weatherwood Nursing Home when Margaret Lechleitner was pushed by Carl Smith, then fell and hit her head. She later died.

Both patients suffered from dementia.

Police Sgt. Mike Bogart said
“We want to make sure that the victim’s family gets what they want. We want to make sure in the future that everybody around Carl is safe and want to make sure that Carl is going to get treatment and care.”

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