Man with dementia beaten in April dies, leaves behind wife and family

Updated: Oct. 23, 2019 at 9:19 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A 67-year-old man with dementia has died several months after he sustained serious injuries during an attack in Colerain.

Steven Lewis passed away Tuesday, according to the Hamilton County Coroner. He leaves behind a wife and family, including seven grandchildren.

“He was such a fun-loving person,” his wife, Anita Lewis said. “My kids have to survive without their father.”

Previously | Police: 3 charged with assaulting 67-year-old man suffering from dementia

On April 1, three individuals—Timothy Akemon, 43; Tina Lay, 47; and Daron Adams, 40—confronted Lewis in a parking lot off Colerain Avenue near Banning Road.

They said Lewis, who suffered from dementia, had crossed Colerain Avenue ‘at a slow rate’ in front of their car, according to court documents.

Akemon and Adams approached Lewis and struck him in the head with a closed fist, causing serious injuries. Lay then drove them away.

Akemon, Lay, and Adams were later arrested and charged in the attack.

Lay was sentenced to community control on obstructing official business. Akemon and Adams pleaded guilty to felonious assault and received three-year prison sentences.

Lewis was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center following the attack. He spent the last months of his life in and out of the hospital.

His cause of death is still pending, according to the coroner’s report. If the coroner rules the cause is related to the attack, Lay, Akemon, and Adams could face more charges.

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