Sunday 8:30am
November 23, 2014
Currently 45°F
Posted: Thursday, August 14th 2014 at 11:32am

90-count indictment handed down in Alzheimer's care center case

By Staff
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
Donna Hanner Wright
COMMERCE - A Jackson County grand jury has indicted 18 people in connection with abuse at an Alzheimer's care facility in Commerce.

The 90-count indictment against Donna Hanner Wright and 17 of her employees was handed down earlier in the week, according to a published report in the Athens-Banner Herald.

Alzheimer's Care of Commerce was raided in July 2013. Since that time, investigators have been building a case against the 18 co-defendants. The counts range from simple battery for allegedly hitting patients and pouring water on them to false imprisonment for allegedly tying patients to chairs.

Other charges include double diapering patients to avoid changing soiled diapers and failing to provide dental care.

In addition, the indictments allege Wright hired convicted felons to care for the residents.



Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.039944
icon
45°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
light rain mist
Wind: East 15 mph
Dew point: 44°F