94-Year-Old Beaten to Death in Nursing Home By his 81-year-old roommate By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Oct 3, 2010 1:10 PM CDT 21 comments Comments When Octogenarians attack! (AP) (Newser) – Authorities say an 81-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for allegedly beating to death his 94-year-old roommate at an Orange County nursing home. According to police, William McDougall allegedly took a bar used to hang clothes from a closet, and used it to repeatedly strike his roommate, Manh Ban Nguyen, about the head. Detectives are still investigating a possible motive for the assault, which occurred at Palm Terrace Healthcare Center, a 99-bed residential facility in Laguna Hills. Nguyen, who was found beaten around the head, was pronounced dead at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.