CHICKASAW, Ala. – An 86-year-old man who was severely beaten and stabbed in his home on January 27 has died. Carroll Jordan passed away at USA Medical Center around 11:30p.m Saturday.
Relative Donald Johnson said Jordan’s body would be turned over to the Forensic lab before it is released to the family for burial.
Jordan had remained in intensive care at the hospital since the attack that police said happened during a robbery.
Police have arrested three people in connection with the attack and robbery. Deangelo Smith, Carlos Nottingham, and Yasmine Munnerlyn are all charged with attempted murder, and first degree burglary. Investigators believe the trio target Jordan in order to steal a 42 inch television from the victim’s home. However, the television was dropped in the backyard as the thieves ran away.
A fourth person, Robert Campbell, was also arrested. Later, though, the charges against Campbell were dropped. Prosecutors said a witness mistakenly identified Campbell as the man she saw inside the home.
A neighbor interrupted the attack on Jordan when she knocked on the door to borrow margarine. A stranger answered the door, and investigators now believe that man was Nottingham.
Initially, the first suspects arrested were charged with assault. Those charges were later upgraded to attempted murder. However, now that Jordan has died Fox Ten News will be checking with the District Attorney to see if prosecutors are considering another change.