Former Nurse's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Elder Abuse

A former nursing assistant who pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful abuse or neglect of an adult will still go to trial in August. The former nursing home employee who now admits to physically and verbally abusing elderly residents accepted a plea bargain in return for a reduced jail sentence last week. But shortly after pleading guilty, she refused to confess to the judge exactly what she was guilty of.

With her unwillingness to accept full responsibility for the crimes the Judge denied the plea bargain and set her trial date for August 9. The news came as a shock to one of the alleged victim’s family members who had expected a full confession that day. The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested the former nurse's assistant in March 2010. According to a court document, the aide swore at patients and twisted one resident’s arm behind his back. 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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