Patient attacked at Lander hospital has died

The elderly patient reported to have been attacked and very likely blinded by 53-year-old Patrick Rose on November 26th at SageWest Hospital in Lander died on December 9th.

This information was confirmed by the Fremont County Attorney’s Office today, December 11th.

Following the attack, the patient identified as Elaine Tillman was taken to a Utah hospital for treatment.


“We are currently in contact with medical professionals in Utah and are reviewing more serious charging,” according to the statement from the Fremont County Attorney’s Office. “As soon as we receive the out-of-state medical reports we will make a final charging determination.”

Rose is currently being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond for an aggravated assault and battery charge. His preliminary hearing is still currently set for Monday, December 14th.

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