Death of 71-year-old Timothy Everett 10 months after being hit with chair in nursing home is ruled homicide

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Nicholas Brown | Cook County Sheriff's dept.

Nicholas Brown | Cook County Sheriff’s dept.

In the summer of 2016, 71-year-old Timothy Everett had a chair thrown at him at the West Side nursing home where he lived. Ten months later, while living at a different facility, he died of the injuries from that attack.

The man who threw the chair, 31-year-old Nicholas Brown, remains in the Cook County Jail, charged with the attack that seriously injured Brown. Those charges could be upgraded.

On June 7, 2016, Brown threw a chair at Everett at a nursing home in the 1500 block of South Albany Avenue, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The incident was caught on surveillance camera, according to police.

Everett was originally hospitalized in serous condition, police said. He was later moved to another nursing home in southwest suburban Oak Lawn, where he died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Wednesday found Everett died of complications of blunt force trauma to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Brown, a Bellwood resident, was arrested March 15 and charged with aggravated battery causing greatly bodily harm to a senior citizen, police said.

He remains at the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 bond, and is next scheduled to appear in court May 25, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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