Thursday, February 25, 2010

Deal Offered to Aide in KY Abuse case

LEX 18 has learned a plea deal has been offered to a former nurse's aide accused of abusing an elderly patient at a Madison County nursing home.

Amanda Sallee is set to go to trial on wanton neglect and abuse charges March 15. Details of the plea deal were not discussed in court Thursday, but a judge gave Sallee until March 4 to decide if she'll take it.

Sallee, 31, is one of three former nurses aides at Madison Manor Nursing Home in Richmond accused of abusing the late Armeda Thomas. The 84-year-old's granddaughter placed hidden cameras in Thomas' room, fearing Thomas was being neglected by nursing home staff. Sallee is seen on tape eating Thomas' food instead of giving her the meal.

Two other women have pled guilty to similar charges after they were caught on camera taunting and grabbing Thomas around the neck.

Thomas' family is also pursuing civil action in addition to the investigation brought on by the attorney general's office.

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