83-Year-Old Man Convicted of Killing 94-Year-Old Roommate Over Singing

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM EDT

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83-Year-Old Man Convicted of Killing 94-Year-Old Roommate Over Singing

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM EDT

According to a news release from the Orange County (Calif.) District Attorney's office, an 83-year-old California man last Friday pleaded guilty to killing his 94-year-old roommate at a rehabilitation center.

According to the news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office:

On Oct. 1, 2010, McDougall was recovering from a hip surgery at Palm Terrace Healthcare Center in Laguna Woods. McDougall became angry with his 94-year-old roommate because he thought the roommate was singing in their room in Vietnamese while also recovering from a hip surgery.

McDougall took a wooden rod from the closet in their room and hit Nguyen multiple times in the head with the rod. A nurse, who had been approaching the room, reported the incident to staff members, who restrained McDougall. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he died due to blunt force trauma to the head.

Read the entire news release from the Orange County District Attorney's office HERE.