truman veterans hospital http://kbia.org en 'Tribune' FOI request turns up report detailing murder at veterans hospital http://kbia.org/post/tribune-foi-request-turns-report-detailing-murder-veterans-hospital <p>A report says Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital failed to provide a safe environment for a 78-year-old man beaten to death last year at the Columbia facility.</p><p>The report for the Veterans Affairs Heartland Network was included in materials released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by <a href="http://bit.ly/1kwukiy">The Columbia Daily Tribune</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:58:30 +0000 Associated Press 46565 at http://kbia.org Suspect in VA murder wants transfer to mental health facility http://kbia.org/post/suspect-va-murder-wants-transfer-mental-health-facility <p></p><p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow patient at a Columbia veterans' hospital wants a transfer from the Boone County Jail to a state mental health hospital in Fulton.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Rudy Perez Jr. is asking a judge to help provide treatment for psychotic symptoms. Defense attorney David Tyson Smith says Perez is schizophrenic. Wed, 29 May 2013 21:31:08 +0000 Associated Press 34539 at http://kbia.org Suspect in VA murder wants transfer to mental health facility Suspect in VA hospital death to have mental exam http://kbia.org/post/suspect-va-hospital-death-have-mental-exam <p>A Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow patient at a Columbia veterans' hospital will receive a court-ordered psychiatric exam after an earlier plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/161439/veterans-hospital-homicide-suspect-to-undergo-mental-evaluation/" target="_blank">Columbia Missourian reports </a>that Boone County prosecutors and the lawyer for 33-year-old Rudy Perez Jr. agreed on the medical evaluation at a Monday hearing.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:36:47 +0000 Associated Press 32984 at http://kbia.org Update: Victim, suspect ID'd in Truman VA hospital homicide http://kbia.org/post/update-victim-suspect-idd-truman-va-hospital-homicide <p>78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw was the man killed by another patient at Truman Veterans Hospital on Friday, Columbia police spokesperson Sgt. Joe Bernhard said in a release.&nbsp;</p><p>Bernhard said Hill was involved in an assault at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. He died from the injuries he sustained in the assault. The release said no weapons were involved in the assault, but didn't go into further detail.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:10:24 +0000 Harum Helmy 28316 at http://kbia.org Veterans hospital adds mental health staff http://kbia.org/post/veterans-hospital-adds-mental-health-staff <p>The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia is adding seven new positions in its mental health care programs for veterans.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:18:57 +0000 Hailee Hopkins 15939 at http://kbia.org Veterans hospital adds mental health staff