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V.A. Beating Considered by Grand Jury

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

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

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

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