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Man accused of murder in mental health facility in court

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Kevin Beasley Kevin Beasley
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A man accused of killing a patient inside a mental health facility it set to be in court Monday.

Kevin Beasley is accused of killing Billy Joe Newman in an unprovoked attack at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute.

Police said Beasley hit Newman in the face with his elbow, knocking him to the ground.

Newman, 67, died from his injuries 10 days later.

The victim was at the mental health facility after complications from a stroke.

Beasley was there after being cleared of an attempted murder charge by reason of insanity.

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