Autopsy Planned in Shooting of Alzheimer's Patient

Friday, 29 Nov 2013 12:59 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An autopsy has been scheduled for a 72-year-old Alzheimer's patient who was shot after authorities say he wandered into a darkened yard in Chickamauga, Ga.

Sheriff's officials say Ronald Westbrook walked about 3 miles in sub-freezing temperatures before knocking on 34-year-old Joe Hendrix's door just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

They say Hendrix went into the backyard of the home he rented, confronted Westbrook and fired his handgun four times at the man. No charges have been filed.
 
Walker County Coroner W. Dewayne Wilson said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that the autopsy is scheduled for Saturday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab in Atlanta.
 
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson has said he had no doubts that Hendrix felt threatened during the encounter.

© AFP 2014

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Some Blame Cubs' Short-Staffing, Canceled Game on Obamacare

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 18:22 PM

Obamacare is getting the blame for an embarrassing game cancellation at Wrigley Field on Tuesday - a grounds crew that b . . .

Choice Media's Bob Bowdon: Common Core Doesn't Add Up

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 17:30 PM

Common Core , the national educational initiative that standardizes English and math grades , does not translate into be . . .

Amid Fed Funding Criticism, Anti-Pot Advocates Cancel Summit

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 16:42 PM

A nonprofit group has canceled plans to host an anti-drug summit in Madras, Oregon after it was alleged that federal fun . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved