Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nursing home resident accused of beating roommate

Chester Rusek believed his roommate in a Town of Tonawanda nursing home was stealing from him.
So on a recent Monday morning, Rusek retaliated and repeatedly beat the 86-year-old roommate, Salvatore Trusello, with a 2½-pound magnet as Trusello lay in his bed in Kenwell-DePaul Senior Living Community on Delaware Avenue, police said.
Then, Rusek, 87, who gets around with the use of a walker, shuffled down the hallway and told the attendant to get help.
“He’s going to need medical attention,” Rusek told the attendant, according to police reports. “I just beat his [expletive].”
“I didn’t want to kill him,” Rusek later told police. “I just wanted to get even.”
Rusek was arrested for the Nov. 26 attack and charged with assault on the nursing home resident and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, said Town of Tonawanda Detective Lt. Joseph Carosi.Nursing home resident accused of beating roommate - City & Region - The Buffalo News:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hearing set for woman accused of abusing nursing home patient

 A Wonewoc woman charged in June with abuse of a patient at a New Lisbon nursing home demanded a preliminary hearing in Juneau County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Judge John Roemer scheduled the hearing Jan. 22 for 50-year-old Ginger S. Newlun.
At a preliminary hearing, a judge determines whether a nursing home crime was committed and whether evidence exists to show the accused may have committed the crime.
District Attorney Scott Southworth said he planned to call a single witness in the case.
Newlun faces felony counts of abuse of a nursing home patient and aggravated battery for alleged incidents at Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon.Hearing set for woman accused of abusing nursing home patient: