- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - A psychiatric hospital physician is dead and a patient is jailed on a manslaughter charge after an attack at the Dallas hospital.

Tony Cason is booked into the Dallas County jail with bond set at $100,000. Jail records list no attorney for the 55-year-old suspect.

A police statement says Cason was a patient at Timberlawn Hospital when he became agitated in a hospital corridor Thursday after being told he would be transferred to another facility. Dr. Ruth Mardock, who was on the hospital staff, walked around the corner and found herself standing in front of Cason, who tackled her and caused her head to slam on the hard floor.

Mardock, who lost consciousness, died Saturday at a hospital and the charge against Cason was upgraded from aggravated assault to manslaughter.

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