Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said Andy Berthelot died Friday at a Jersey City hospital. An autopsy determined he died of a brain hemorrhage, and the death was ruled a homicide.
DeFazio told The Jersey Journal that on Feb. 20 Berthelot picked up a television and attempted to hit the other man with it. The other man then grabbed a plastic trash can and struck Bethelot in the head.
DeFazio said both men were dementia patients at Newport Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jersey City.
The 72-year-old has been returned to the nursing home. His name was not released.
DeFazio said an investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
Information from: The Jersey Journal, http://www.nj.com/jjournal