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Cops: Man charged in death at Lake Ronkonkoma assisted living home

A Lake Ronkonkoma man was charged with murder in the death of another resident at an assisted-living facility on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, Suffolk County police said. Staff members at Lake Shore Assisted Living on Lake Shore Drive found Francis McCaffrey, 82, dead in his room at 10:15 a.m. Homicide detectives said his roommate, Roger Diamond, 73, beat McCaffrey to death. Credit: Stringer News Service

A Lake Ronkonkoma man was charged with murder in the death of another resident at an assisted-living facility on Saturday, Suffolk County police said.

Staff members at Lake Shore Assisted Living on Lake Shore Drive found Francis McCaffrey, 82, dead in his room at 10:15 a.m., police said.

Homicide detectives said his roommate, Roger Diamond, 73, repeatedly beat McCaffrey to death.

Diamond then jumped 15 feet from a second-story window before police were called. He was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, police said.

Police charged Diamond with second-degree murder. His arraignment has not been set.

The Suffolk County medical examiner’s office will determine McCaffrey’s cause of death.

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