Illinois man, 71, accused of murdering fellow nursing home resident over fight over washing machine: police

An Illinois nursing home resident was arrested Friday after his neighbor was punched and beaten to death over a dispute over a washing machine, police said.

William Paschall, 71, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault on a person 60 years of age or older, police said.

Police in Joliet, Illinois, received a call Friday night from Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation about a “battery” on the sixth floor of the building.

Responding officers found a 61-year-old man unresponsive in the laundry room.

Investigators determined that Paschall had become angry about the victim’s use of the washing machine and began attacking him, prompting staff to intervene.

The police did not provide further details.

Paschall is believed to have repeatedly punched the victim in the head and used the victim’s walker in the attack, causing him to fall to the ground, police said.

Facility staff provided medical assistance to the victim until Joliet Fire Department paramedics arrived.

The Will County Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.

Paschall was arrested and charged.

Illinois nursing home resident William Paschall allegedly killed another resident at Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation. Will County Jail

According to investigators, the dispute began over a washing machine.The dispute began over a washing machine, according to investigators.Google Maps

The victim’s identity and manner of death will be determined by the Will County Coroner’s Office, Joliet police said.

Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation declined to comment when contacted by Fox News Digital.

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