Man Who Violently Slit Nurse's Throat Last Summer Has Been Returned to Nursing Home

A 66-year-old man who slit a nurse’s throat with a knife last summer has been placed back in a nursing and rehabilitation facility. The man plead guilty to assault last November and was sentenced to five years in prison. However, much of the sentence was suspended and he was credited for the time that he has already served, which resulted in his release to skilled care this week.

The man was responsible for cutting the throat of a 48-year-old nurse at a health and rehab summer who had been caring for him for three years prior to the incident. The nurse was attempting to put drops in the man's eyes when he pulled out a folding knife and swung it violently at her throat. The nurse received a one inch cut on her throat but suffered only minor injuries.

The man will now serve five years probation which he will serve at a nursing home or other State approved facility. 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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