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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