Guilty plea entered in Loganville, Ga. elder abuse case

A Lithonia woman accused of abusing an elderly woman at a Loganville personal care home entered a guilty plea last week to two counts of exploitation of an elder person and one count of aggravated assault. The charges stemmed from an incident last year that was caught on a hidden camera by the  victim’s son.

Lisa Williams, 40, was seen on tape hitting the 69-year-old wheel-chair bound victim in the head, kicking her legs, dropping her on the floor and strangling her with her own shirt. Police report that due to her condition, the victim was powerless to defend herself. Because of his own suspicions as well as allegations by his mother, the son of the victim set up video surveillance in the room where his mother was living. He called police in on April 6 and the charges were filed. Williams was subsequently arrested.

Karen West, Assistant District Attorney with the Gwinnett County Special Victim’s Unit, was the prosecutor assigned to the Williams’ case.  She said Lisa Williams entered a guilty plea Thursday in front to Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Tom Davis.

“Her plea of guilty was to two counts of Exploitation of an Elder Person and one count of Aggravated Assault.  She was sentenced to 25 years to serve the first four years in confinement and the remainder on probation,” West said. “As special conditions of probation, she will have no contact with the victim, Maud Smith, no employment in personal care homes, residential  treatment facilities, or any position that allows her to supervise another human being, pay a $1,500 fine plus surcharges, monthly probation supervision fee, and the $50 indigent attorney application fee as well as reimbursement of court appointed attorney fees.”
 The crimes were alleged to have taken place at Personal Touch, an assisted living facility on Granite Falls Lane in Loganville, Ga. West said Williams was represented by attorney Kim Minicozzi.
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