Tuscaloosa CNA Arrested for Punching 93 Year Old Patient

glen haven health and rehab alabamaAnita Brenett Watford, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was arrested on January 8, 2015. She allegedly punched a 93 year old female patient in the face.

The act of violence allegedly occurred on October 31, 2014 at the Glen Haven Health and Rehabilitation just outside of Tuscaloosa, in nearby Northport. CNA Watford was arrested just after the event, but she was able to post a $10,000 bond to be released.

Last week, Watford was indicted for punching the elderly patient in the face, and then she was arrested. She was indicted for a violation of the Adult Protective Services Act that became law in 1976.

Why did she punch the lady? Because the patient was spitting her medicine out that Watford was giving her. Watford claims that she was simply trying to restrain the senior patient, but eyewitnesses claim otherwise. If she is convicted at trial, we will be found guilty of a Class C felony because her acts caused actual physical harm.

Watford is set to enter her plea at court on April 3, 2015. Her appearance will be at the Tuscaloosa County Circuit in front of Judge James Roberts.

Shame on you Anita Watford of Tuscaloosa! People like you are a disgrace to the healthcare profession, and humanity in general. I wonder how your fellow inmates will fell about you beating up a grandma?


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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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