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MAGEE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Mississippi nursing home resident killed his roommate by stuffing a stuffing a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the roommate's throat.

Magee Police Chief Randy Crawford told WJTV-TV that 63-year-old Jerrell Eubanks, a resident of the Hillcrest Nursing Home, was arrested on second degree murder charges Wednesday after the Tuesday death of 83-year-old William Park.

Eubanks was arrested by the Magee police and investigators with the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

The fraud control unit is prosecuting the case. If convicted, Eubanks could face a life sentence.

WJTV News Channel 12

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