Man dies from stab wound sustained 50 years ago
The NYPD is investigating an unusual homicide case after a man died from stab wounds...five decades after he was assaulted.
Antonio Ciccarello, 97, was stabbed while walking to work on the Lower East Side in the late 1950s. According to a medical examiner, the internal injuries he suffered from the attack led to his death.
Antonio's daughter, Mary, told the New York Daily News he was supposed to get surgery for a hernia, but decided against it because of his age. Investigators suspect the assault decades ago caused the hernia.
Antonio never reported the attack to police since he didn't know the identity of the perpetrator - who likely already passed away as well.
Last year, The New York Times reported on the death of former White House press secretary James Brady - which was also ruled a similarly strange homicide
Investigators determined the head wound he sustained in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981 left him with long term medical issues.
Federal authorities did not pursue murder charges against the gunman, John W. Hinckley Jr., who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting.
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