(Meredith/KMOV) – A man in his late 60's is dead after an assault at a North County nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the North County Precinct were called to The Estates of Spanish Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility on Prigge Road. When they arrived, officers found Larry Harris, 69, in his bed suffering from physical injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Willie Clemons

Willie Clemons, 73, is charged with second degree murder in the death of his roommate at a North County nursing home.

Police said his roommate, Willie Clemons, 73, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder.

Police said a nurse walked into their room and found Harris not breathing in his bed with marks on his face. Clemons allegedly had blood on his hands and was taken into custody.

Nursing home resident dead

Scene outside of The Estates of Spanish Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility Wednesday.

Clemons allegedly admitted to punching Harris multiple times while on top of him.

Copyright 2019 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.