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Caregiver Charged with Assault and Torture for Abusing 93-Year-Old Woman at Michigan Assisted Living Facility

In a disturbing case of elder abuse at a Michigan assisted living facility, a caregiver has been hit with assault and torture charges for allegedly abusing a 93-year-old woman under her care. The accused caregiver, Dontia Shawnra Arrington, 26, is facing charges of vulnerable adult abuse, torture with intent to cause extreme physical and mental pain, and assault with intent to cause bodily harm.

The shocking incident, which was captured on surveillance video, showed Arrington abusing the elderly patient, who suffers from severe dementia. The video, recorded by a nannycam placed by the victim's relatives, revealed a distressing scene where Arrington flew into a rage after the elderly woman soiled herself. In a stomach-turning display of cruelty, Arrington is seen hitting the woman with a soiled diaper and then choking her with her hand.

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson expressed deep concern over the vulnerability of the victim, highlighting the potential lethality of the caregiver's actions, particularly towards a 93-year-old with severe dementia. Prosecutor David Layton and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tamara Phillips were appalled and disgusted by the video, vowing to pursue charges against Arrington to the fullest extent of the law.

If convicted on all charges, Arrington could face up to life in prison. Following her arrest, she was ordered held on a $45,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. This alarming case serves as a stark reminder of the need for vigilance and protection of vulnerable elderly individuals in care facilities.

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