Man Charged In Beating Death At Mental Institution
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A patient at Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute was charged with second-degree murder in the death of another patient at the facility.
Thaddeus Odom, 60, was arrested after being indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury in the beating death of fellow patient, 53-year-old James M. Hodge, in a dayroom at the facility on April 19.
Police said Hodge and Odom got into a fight in the early morning hours, and were separated by staff to different rooms in the same wing of the building. A few hours later, Hodge walked from his room to the nearby dayroom, where Odom allegedly attacked him.
Hodge suffered severe head injuries and died after undergoing surgery later in the afternoon at Summit Medical Center.
Odom's bond was set at $250,000. Police said he would be held at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute.
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:52:56 GMT
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