An 80-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of a 76-year-old man who died after being physically assaulted at a Haverhill nursing home on Saturday evening.
Haverhill police responding to Oxford Manor on Main Street around 7:30 p.m. for a report of an assaultive patient at the facility found a 76-year-old male suffering from injuries as a result of a physical assault.
The male victim was transported to Holy Family Hospital, where he was declared dead.
Jose Veguilla, 83, was arrested and transported to Holy Family Hospital where he is undergoing an evaluation.
He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow pending the location.
“The Oxford’s heart goes out to the families of those involved in last night’s incident,” the nursing home’s parent company, Athena Health, said in a press release. “Based on our initial internal investigation, our staff acted quickly and appropriately in the matter…”
No further information has been released.