FRANKFORT, Ky - A former Fulton health care worker was indicted on an assault charge, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Wednesday.
The woman, 34-year-old Crystal Marie Leyhue, was a
caregiver at Haws Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fulton.
Leyhue is alleged to have placed a hot pepper into an 82-year-old
resident's mouth on Nov. 4.
The attorney general's office says the
incident was video-recorded, and that Leyhue was heard laughing at
the octogenarian's reaction. Another employee who saw what happened
reported it to her superiors, and Leyhue was fired.
currently lives in Dresden, Tennessee, and a summons will be issued for
her to appear for arraignment. She was indicted on one count of fourth
degree assault. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to a year in
Conway's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit investigated
the case after a referral from the Department of Community Based
Services. Fulton County Attorney Rick Majors is prosecuting the case.
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