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The W - Pro Wrestling - Verne Gagne won't be charged with roomate's death.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says Vern Gagne will not be cahrged in the death of another man at a Bloomington nursing home.

The 83-year-old former pro wrestling champion was involved in an altercation with a fellow dementia patient at a Bloomington nursing home in January. Police have said Gagne picked up 97-year-old Helmut Gutmann and threw him to the ground without provocation. Gutmann later died of complications of a broken hip.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Freeman says Gagne had no idea what he was doing at the time, nor does he know what's going on right now.

Gagne has Alzheimer's disease.

Legal experts have said they don't expect Gagne will be charged because state law prohibits prosecuting people who can't participate in their defense because of a mental defect.

Gagne owned the American Wrestling Association, which promoted pro wrestling across the Midwest from 1960 until it folded in 1991.
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Such a sad story.

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The bigger question is what they do with him now. He obviously can't take care of himself, yet he's a danger to others. I don't know what they can do that is both humane to him and protective of others.
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Alzheimers is a scary malady.

Verne may need to be released to family, or held supervised in a psychiatrich facility.
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There are Alzheimer's places for people like Verne - my Mother in Law is in one. They supervise you closely, all the time, just because you have it. Not a regular nursing home with other patients- Alzheimer's only and with levels.

That's where he needs to be. Good think the Bruiser's not around to see this. He'd flick ashes off his cigar at Verne.



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