Police name victim in fatal Missouri hospital attack

Police name victim in fatal Missouri hospital attack

Police name victim in fatal Missouri hospital attack

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 11:59 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Columbia police have identified the victim in a fatal attack at the Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital as a 78-year-old man from the western Missouri town of Warsaw.

Police say Robert O. Hill was reportedly attacked by another hospital patient on Friday night. He died four hours later.

The case is under investigation by the Columbia Police Department and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General.

On Monday, police issued a first-degree murder warrant for 33-year-old Rudy Perez Jr. of Sedalia with a $1 million, cash-only bond.

Police spokesman Sgt. Joseph Bernhard says Perez is not yet in police custody but at a “local secure facility being evaluated.”

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