Friday, May 15, 2015

Former Fulton nursing home worker indicted on assault

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.

Leyhue 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 jail.

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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Betty said...

She should go to prison and never be allowed to have any job that deals with the elderly or disabled, or even kids.

Cassie said...

Hot pepper?

Why, why, why would anyone be that cruel?

Anonymous said...

The Lord rebuke you!!!!!!