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Man accused of killing hospital roommate pleads not guilty

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UPDATE: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man accused of killing his hospital roommate went before a judge Tuesday morning.

Rudy Litto IV pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, felonious assault and vandalism. Bond was set at $250K.

On November 12th, Litto was a patient at Kindred Hospital, a rehabilitation hospital located within St. Vincent Charity Hospital, when he assaulted another patient in the room.

The 69-year-old victim, Danny Brown, was in the hospital after suffering from a stroke, which left him paralyzed on the right side of his body.

Litto assaulted the victim with an orthopedic bar, a pulse oxygen meter (pole), and a telephone receiver. The victim died as a result of the injuries on November 24th.

Litto told police that he wasn't right in the head.

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