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Nurse Aide Headed to Jail for Punching a Nursing Home Resident

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Source: WSYR


A 42-year-old nurse aide will serve jail time for punching an 87-year-old nursing-home resident in the face, causing several fractures.

Sonya King has pleaded guilty to second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person or an incompetent of physically disabled person.

She admitted to the incident on Jan. 23, according to the Attorney General’s office.

The Utica resident had worked at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for one and a half years.

She will spend four months behind bars and then five years on probation.

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