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Aide pleads no contest to slapping 93-year-old woman at care home

A nurse’s aide has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from slapping a 93-year-old woman at a care home.

Courtney Young, 36, a licensed certified nurse’s aide from Honolulu employed at Beckwith Hillside Care Home, pleaded no contest today to endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

“Young’s victim was a 93-year old woman who lived in the care home, which is owned by Young’s mother,” the AG’s Office said in a press release.

The slap was witnessed by another nurse’s aide, according to the AG’s Office. “The other nurse’s aide immediately went over to assist the victim, who suffers from dementia and is wheelchair bound,” the press release said.

“This case involved the abuse of someone who was incredibly vulnerable,” said Attorney General Doug Chin. “This type of egregious behavior will be prosecuted swiftly by my office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.”

The misdemeanor offense is punishable by up to one year in prison.

“Over objection by the state, Young was granted a deferral by Honolulu district court Judge Naunanikinau Kamalii and ordered to pay the maximum $2,000 fine. The deputy Attorney General prosecuting the case asked the court to ban Young from patient care for a year. The court’s sentence included a thirty-day ban,” the release said.

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  • Only a 30 day ban, and then she will she be back to work at the care home owned by her mother? If so, it doesn’t sound like long term protection for seniors from this abuser of the elderly. 🙁

  • The judge should be thrown off the bench. This type of conduct by the Judge as well as the aide should not be tolerated in our society. This is what leads people to lose faith in the judicial system, I worked within the system for years and saw many come and go, and they go on to become repeat offenders.

    Get Judge Kamalii off the bench. She shouldn’t be a judge anymore.

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