Veterans hospital homicide suspect also facing assault charges

Monday, February 11, 2013 | 5:16 p.m. CST; updated 9:53 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2013

COLUMBIA — Rudy Perez Jr., the man charged with beating to death a fellow patient at Truman Veterans Hospital, is facing additional assault charges from the Pettis County Prosecutor.