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Brooklyn hospital nurse dies of her injuries years after being attacked by patient, police say

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 15:19:35-04

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A nurse died of her injuries years after she was beaten at a Brooklyn hospital, police said Tuesday.

Evelyn Lynch was 70 when Kwincii Jones, then a 40-year-old patient at the hospital, attacked, knocking Lynch unconscious, officials said. Jones kicked and stomped on Lynch's head, according to the criminal complaint.

Brookdale Hospital Staff detained Jones and he was arrested in February of 2014.

Lynch suffered multiple fractures to the head and face, officials said. There was hemorrhaging to the brain. She died of her injuries on Nov. 10, 2019, police said. Her death at 75 has now been deemed a homicide.

Jones was originally charged with attempted murder and assault. He pleaded not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect in 2018 and was committed to the custody of the department of mental hygiene.