John Lazzaro was viciously assaulted in his room on November 23 by fellow resident, Matthew Harvey. Lazzaro suffered severe trauma in the attack and suffered facial wounds; his arm had to be amputated due to the severity of his injuries. Lazzaro died December 4 from his injuries.
Following the brutal attack, Harvey was found inside Lazzaro’s room. Reportedly, Harvey used bodily force to inflict the severe injuries on the other man. Due to the 47 year-old-man’s diminished mental capacity, he was not arrested but transported to a lockdown facility.
The case is being reviewed by the L.A. County District Attorney.