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V.A. Beating Considered by Grand Jury

Posted January 27, 1997

— A federal grand jury is debating whether to try a Durham V.A. Hospital patient for murder.

Charlie Boyd, 77, told authorities he beat 100-year-old George Beaty with an aluminum walker because Beaty wouldn't be quiet. Beaty died during the attack.

Boyd, a World War II veteran underwent a lobotomy in the 1940's after using a machete to kill a man.


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