2 Caregivers Charged In Beating 88-Year-Old Nursing Home Patient - page 2

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Two women charged with caring for elderly patients faced a Long Island judge Tuesday, accused of beating an 88-year-old man in his nursing home bed because he didnít want to shower.... Read More


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    A few points:

    One, the elderly patient in question has since passed away. Two, it took the NYS DA's office some time to investigate and have charges brought. In addition to the abuse charges the LPN is also charged with making false statements/changing patient records due to some alteration of charting after the incident. While cameras are not in patient rooms for this facility they are in hallways and did record both the LPN and aide going in and out of the room.

    AG: Aides Bound, Smothered, Punched 88-Year-Old Nursing Home Patient - Breaking News - Miller Place-Rocky Point, NY Patch

    The DA presented evidence which we can assume included the witness making statements to the grand jury, and they in return sent up an indictment. Now maybe the co-worker is making things up (lying), but giving false evidence to a grand jury/criminal inquiry is a serious offence. Cannot imagine a healthcare worker would perjure him or her self and face a conviction and or jail for something that wasn't true.

    Since the LPN and aide have plead guilty the case will go to trial and truth will out then; that is unless one or both makes some sort of plea and or the case falls apart.
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    Oh, so they did plead guilty? I thought it said they plead not guilty.
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    My bad (shouldn't post before having my morning coffee)

    Meant to say the nurse and aide charged have pleaded *NOT* guilty.

    So again unless there is some sort of plea the whole thing will end up in court.
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    I have to agree with BrandonLPN. Just because an arrest was made after an investigation doesn't mean the arrested are guilty. These people are undergoing trial by media. The media doesn't get all the facts. The media got the family's side of the story only, and likely the lawyers for the accused have advised them to keep quiet.

    As for the OP wondering why someone would perjure themselves because it's a serious offense, people perjure themselves in court all the time. Sometimes a plea of not guilty is perjury...
    We're not going to know until all the evidence is presented in court, and even then our justice system is not infallible. The only way we'd ever know is if they admitted it or there was video. If they're innocent, their careers are effectively ruined. If they're guilty, I hope they rot in hell.
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    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    Disgusting. And can we please stop saying that someone is treated "like an animal" when they get mistreated? Do people think it's OK to tie up animals and beat them?
    That is on my mind every time I hear someone say those words!
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    Charles Manson plead not guilty...however everyone is entitled to a jury by trial of their peers.
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    Quote from NurseDirtyBird
    I have to agree with BrandonLPN. Just because an arrest was made after an investigation doesn't mean the arrested are guilty. These people are undergoing trial by media. The media doesn't get all the facts. The media got the family's side of the story only, and likely the lawyers for the accused have advised them to keep quiet.

    As for the OP wondering why someone would perjure themselves because it's a serious offense, people perjure themselves in court all the time. Sometimes a plea of not guilty is perjury...
    We're not going to know until all the evidence is presented in court, and even then our justice system is not infallible. The only way we'd ever know is if they admitted it or there was video. If they're innocent, their careers are effectively ruined. If they're guilty, I hope they rot in hell.
    Considering both the nurse's and aide's mug shots have been released to the media/public one shouldn't wonder if their careers aren't ruined already, but do see your point.
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    Quote from Esme12
    Charles Manson plead not guilty...however everyone is entitled to a jury by trial of their peers.
    A man caught brutally beating a New Jersey mother in front of her toddler on nanny cam a week or so ago pleaded "not guilty" after being arrested as well.

    Those in the legal field tell me standard advice is to always plead not guilty. If nothing else it will make the prosecution show what it has; during trial the plea can always be withdrawn and or a "deal" accepted.
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    This is a horrible story but the practice is more common than most would like to believe.


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