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Former Nursing Home Employee Charged with Battery

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    A former Galesburg nursing home employee faces a battery charge stemming from the death of an elderly nursing home patient.

    Twenty-five-year-old Claude Richard Shinall of Galesburg appeared in court Friday on one count of aggravated battery of a senior citizen. His bond was set at $150,000, but Shinall is scheduled Tuesday to be back in court for a preliminary hearing and a bond reduction hearing.

    It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

    Knox County State's Attorney John Pepmeyer says the victim was taken to a hospital Oct. 10 with injuries to his face and neck that suggested he was attacked in the face and choked around his neck.

    The Galesburg Register-Mail reports that the man died several weeks later. 

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