August 25, 2008 – Richard Lynn Jackson, 54, who sustained severe head injuries in an Aug. 4 assault at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Hastings, has died. He died Sunday, Aug. 24, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, where he had been hospitalized since the assault.
Randall Sears, the Minnesota Veterans Home resident charged in connection with the assault, could face additional charges. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder (with premeditation and intent to kill) and one count of attempted murder in the second degree (intentional), and first-degree assault. He has been lodged in the Dakota County Jail on $750,000 since the assault.