Woman Accused Of Beating Patient Elderly Care Center In Kenner

KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities say an employee at a Louisiana elderly care center is accused of beating a 71-year-old patient.

Nola.com/ The Times-Picayune reports that 56-year-old Patricia McKee was booked on Friday for cruelty to the infirm.

An arrest report says she was taken into custody at the Waldon Health Care Center on Thursday.

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McKee is accused of hitting the victim on the head several times with a hairbrush after she escorted him to the shower area.

Authorities say the man suffered bleeding and other visible injuries. Officials at the Kenner elderly care center had not returned a telephone call requesting comment.

Nola.com/ The Times-Picayune did not report if McKee has a lawyer.

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