CHICAGO — A senior citizen has died 10 months after being hit over the head with a chair at a North Lawndale nursing home, officials said.
Timothy Everett, 71, had been in hospice in Oak Lawn since the June 7 attack. He died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
At 10:45 a.m. June 7, Everett, then 70 years old, was at a nursing home in the 1500 block of South Albany Avenue when a 30-year-old man hit him with a chair, police said.
The man with the chair, Nicholas Brown, was "irate over care," police said.
The older man lost consciousness and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.
Everett's autopsy showed he died from complications of remote cerebral injuries and blunt force trauma to his head in a homicide.
At the time of the attack, Brown was taken to St. Mary Hospital for evaluation, police said.
On March 15, Brown, 31, was arrested by Chicago Police at his Bellwood home, police said. He was charged with attempted murder and five counts of aggravated battery, said a Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokeswoman, and he was next scheduled to appear in court on May 25.