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Patient in Hospital Shooting Dies

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ An elderly Brookfield man charged with shooting a nurse at Danbury Hospital earlier this year has died a week after suffering a stroke.

A nephew of 86-year-old Stanley Lupienski tells the News-Times of Danbury that his uncle died Sunday at Hartford Hospital. He had been there for the past week since suffering a stroke at Whiting Forensic Institute in Middletown.

Authorities say Lupienski shot nurse Andy Hull three times on March 2. Hull is recovering.

Lupienski was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and illegal discharge of a firearm, but was ruled incompetent for trial last month because he had advanced dementia.

Investigators think he smuggled a handgun into the hospital when he was admitted the day before the shooting, when he was found disoriented in the Newtown police parking lot.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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