Victim’s Kin Sues Pennsylvania Home in Brother’s Homicide

March 1, 2012

The brother of a man killed by a fellow dementia patient last year has sued the western Pennsylvania nursing home where the fatal attack occurred.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports Wednesday that Jack Shaw sued Grane Healthcare last year in Allegheny County, but the suit was recently transferred to Cambria County where the Cambria Care Center is located.

That’s where authorities say 70-year-old Theodore Shaw was fatally beaten last February by 79-year-old Raymond Dunmyer Jr. Dunmire has since died.

Shaw’s lawsuit contends Grane staff didn’t do enough to watch his brother or prevent the attack. Grane’s attorneys have argued that proper legal procedures haven’t been followed and are trying to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Grane officials say in a statement they recognize “the unfortunate events surrounding this complaint and have the utmost sympathy” for Shaw’s family.

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