ER visit turns violent: Wilson

Feb. 26, 2010 (McClatchy-Tribune Regional News delivered by Newstex) — Bobby Murphy took his wife to the emergency room to be treated for bronchitis. He left four days later with stitches in his lip and a broken ankle.

Murphy, 64, and his wife, Catherine, 55, went to Wilson Medical Center’s emergency room around 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

While waiting to be seen by a doctor, Murphy, his wife, a security guard and maintenance hospital employee were all assaulted by 32-year-old Cedric Newton, according to the Wilson police incident report.

Charges against Newton are pending, police said.

Newton’s mother, Japhaine Newton, told The Times Wednesday her son was diagnosed 12 years ago with bipolar disorder with psychotic episodes.

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