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Florida man that attacked a fellow patient at a psychiatric hospital in Pembroke Pines gets upgraded charges after victim dies

PEMBROKE PINES, Florida – A man from South Florida has been charged with murder after allegedly attacking a fellow patient at a psychiatric institution in Pembroke Pines.

At 7:10 a.m. on September 13, officers responded to a 911 medical call at South Florida State Hospital for a patient with head injuries who was possibly experiencing cardiac arrest.

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue brought the person in critical condition to Memorial Regional Hospital.

Later, authorities learned that a fellow patient at the psychiatric facility, identified as 63-year-old Alexander Ramseur, had attacked the victim.

Ramseur was sent to the BSO Main Jail on a charge of attempted murder.

As on Friday, he is now charged with second-degree murder, according to the police.

No other information regarding the attack has been given.

His family has invoked Marsy’s Law, therefore the victim’s identity and age are also being withheld.

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