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Suffolk woman declared unfit for trial in luau assault

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jul 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-25 12:49:48-04

A woman accused of pushing an 83-year-old so hard, she eventually died, will not go on trial.

The Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says 61-year-old Velma Brown is unfit for trial.

A judge declared Brown incomptetent, and she has been released from prison.

She was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 83-year-old Elizabeth Newby, after police say Brown pushed Newby to the ground at a senior citizen's luau.

Officials say Newby fell and broke her hip. She later died from those injuries.

Newby's family has filed a wrongful death suit.