71-year-old killed at Rockaway nursing home

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A 71-year-old was killed after being assaulted at a Rockaway nursing home on Wednesday, October 30. THE COURIER/Graphic Image
A 71-year-old was killed after being assaulted at a Rockaway nursing home on Wednesday, October 30.

A 71-year-old man is dead after he was assaulted by his roommate at a Rockaway nursing home Wednesday.

The assault took place inside of the Beacon Nursing Home, at 140 Beach 113th Street, around 1:20 a.m. said cops.

The victim, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the head, was taken to Saint John’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Thomas Yarnavick, 66, a residence of the nursing home, has been arrested in connection to the assault and charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, said police.

According to published reports, Yarnavick was roommates with the victim. He allegedly used his wheelchair leg rest to beat the victim after a dispute over a curtain separating their beds.

 

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