Caretaker Charged with Murder and Financial Abuse of Elderly Client

A caregiver was ordered held without bond last week on charges of murder, elder abuse, embezzlement and identity theft in connection with the death of a 79-year-old man whom he was caring for.

The Prosecutor’s office charged the 67-year-old caretaker with killing his client back in August at the man's apartment complex. The man displayed signs of neglect at the time of his death.  The charges against the caretaker include second-degree murder, first and second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult, identity theft, check fraud, embezzlement of a vulnerable adult and taking $1,000-$5,000 under false pretenses. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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