A 79-year-old resident at an assisted living facility in South Carolina was assaulted by another resident, police said. Days later, the victim died and the suspect faces a murder charge.
On Sept. 24, police said two elderly residents, 79 and 54 years of age, were assaulted by another resident at an assisted living home in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
According to authorities, 28-year-old Quincy Carr punched the 54-year-old in the face and was charged with simple assault for that attack.
However, police said they found the 79-year-old victim on the floor with blood on his face. That victim was taken to a hospital due to his injuries, WACH reported.
According to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, “This individual was originally charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after the incident occurred. That has now been changed due to the victim succumbing to his injuries,” WACH reported.
Police said Carr was home for two days prior to the assaults. Police have not said what led Carr to allegedly attack the other residents.
Now that the 79-year-old victim has died, he was formally charged with his murder, officials said. He is being held in jail without bond as in South Carolina only a circuit court judge can set bail on a murder charge.