UPDATE: Veteran's death ruled a homicide

POSTED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 2:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

The McLennan County Justice of the Peace says Gerald Lawson died from blunt force head injuries, and his case is now being ruled a homicide.


WACO -- An 83-year-old hospital patient is dead after getting into a fight with another patient.

Gerald Lawson was involved in a fight at the Veteran Affairs Hospital with another patient on Monday.

Lawson fell during the dispute and was taken to a Waco hospital where he died the next day.

The body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy and the case is being investigated as a questionable death.

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