Man, 76, Charged in 'Lend-A-Hand' Attack

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[FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An elderly man was arrested at his retirement home Monday after allegedly striking a fellow resident in the head with a hammer. Richard Edison Johnson, 76, is charged with attempted murder. He is accused of striking Elizabeth Alwine, 81, who was hospitalized in serious but stable condition, officials said.

Both were residents of the Lend-a-Hand retirement home in Davenport.
Johnson and Alwine were in the smoking area of the building when an argument between the two became violent, said Davenport police Capt. David Struckman. Johnson was being held Monday afternoon in the Scott County Jail.

A couple years ago some 90 year old man in Hong Kong killed another senior citizen for having sex with the object of his infatuation.