Death of Louisiana nurse attacked by patient ruled a homicide

Police are investigating the death of a Louisiana nurse as a homicide after a coroner concluded she suffered fatal injuries from a patient attack, reports The Advocate.

Fifty-six-year-old Lynne Truxillo died April 11, about a week after a mental health patient attacked her at Baton Rouge (La.) General Medical Center's Mid City campus.

Preliminary autopsy results released April 15 showed Ms. Truxillo died from a blood clot in her leg and a pulmonary embolism. East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark, MD, on April 16 said that the fatal blood clots were directly connected to the physical altercation.

Police issued a warrant for 54-year-old Jessie Guillory, the patient accused of attacking Ms. Truxillo. He was discharged from the hospital earlier this month and is wanted on one count of manslaughter, reports CBS affiliate WKYT.

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