Certified Nurses Assistant Kills Convalescent Home Resident
A San Francisco convalescent home employee suspected of smothering to death an 87-year-old woman in his care Monday, has been arraigned. The suspect appeared in Superior Court where he pleaded not guilty to murder with the use of a deadly weapon — in this case, a pillow — according to prosecutors.
The victim was killed at about 10 a.m. Monday at the Convalescent Center where she was a resident. The accused murderer is a certified nurse assistant (CNA) who had been working at the center for only two weeks. according to police the woman was allegedly smothered while other bed ridden residents were in the room.
In addition to the murder charge, the CNA is facing two counts of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of elder abuse, two misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and one misdemeanor count of escaping from police custody. These charges origniate from the suspects attempt to flee the scene in multiple stolen vehicles. 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.
Posted on Thu, March 25, 2010
by Robert Carter