Man at NC nursing home accused of killing fellow resident

Man at NC nursing home accused of killing fellow resident

ANSON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A nursing home resident is accused of killing another resident at Anson Health and Rehabilitation in Wadesboro, NC.

On August 14, police were called to a report of an assault at the nursing home. Officers say a resident, 50-year-old Donald Pressley had "jumped on" another resident, 89-year-old William Hooks.

Hooks was taken to Anson Community Hospital for his injuries. Pressley was also taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Hooks died from his injuries on August 24.

Pressley was then charged with first-degree murder and was taken to the Anson County Jail.

No further information has been released.

Neighbors living across the street from the nursing home were shocked to learn about what had happened.

"I said 'oh my lord',"explained neighbor Eva Diggs.

She said she had lived near the facility for several years and had never heard of anything bad happening.

"It's pretty quiet, don't hear nothing but the cars passing from down the road," said Diggs.

Diggs' son said he had spoken with people who had been inside of the building and never heard anything bad about the nursing home, but now has his reservations.

"Yeah, I'm worried. I ain't gonna put my momma over there I know that," said Tony Diggs.

State records found online show that the facility had been subject to complaint inspections in years past.

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