Monday, May 25, 2009

Love rival's punch killed man, 90

A 90-YEAR-OLD man was killed after fighting with a love rival three years older than himself, an inquest heard yesterday.
Charles Knox was bowled over by a "nasty punch" at the Firlands Sheltered Housing Scheme in Bishop's Stortford, HerCare assistant Pamela Cakebread told the inquest at Epping, Essex: "I was just talking to Mr Knox when this other man came out and started shouting at him.
"Then the man just went over and punched him - it was nasty. I was shocked."
A worker at the home said at the time of the incident the two men had been infatuated with a resident in her 80s.
Coroner Caroline Beasley Murray recorded a verdict of unlawful killing after being told that the other pensioner had received a formal police caution over the incident.ts, in January and died 11 days later in hospital.

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