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Abuse & Cover-Up At Assisted Living Facility Caring For the Disabled

Abuse & Cover-Up At Assisted Living FacilityTwo caregivers responsible for caring for a mentally and physically disabled man face criminal charges following an intensive police investigation that points the finger at them for his death at Richmond State Supported Living Center in Fort Bend County (Texas).  An autopsy of the disabled man, revealed that he died from blunt force trauma to his abdomen.

Prosecutors believe that the caregiver responsible for providing non-medical care to the man struck him in the stomach in the early morning hours of October 8th of last year. A nurse who was scheduled to make regular checks on the disabled man– and reported to officials that she apparently had done so– later confessed that bed checks never took place.

The non-medical caregiver has been charged with intentional injury to a child/elderly/disabled person and can face 5 to 99 years if convicted.  The nurse is charged with injury to a child/elderly/disabled person with criminal negligence and may face jail time of up to two years.

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