Kara Murphy, a certified Nurse Aide at the Atrium
in Quincy was charged and sentenced for assaulting 4 elderly resident
at the Atrium. Amoung the charges is a criminal count that she violated
State Laws M.G.L.ch.
265 section 38 and MGL
c 265 s.13K which prohibit
senior citizen abuse in nursing homes.
Murphy listened at her arraignment as the prosecutor
described how she assaulted four patients at the Quincy
Atrium ( a Benchmark Facility), an assisted living center in Quincy.
Her right to work in residential facilities has been suspended,
and she was fired by the Atrium after an investigation. The accusations
include punching and slapping one elder victim represented by our
office, jumping up and down on the legs of another resident in a
wheelchair, violently pushing a resident down and then forcing excessive
water down her throat, and threatening to make a resident eat their
Update: On March 30, 2011, in Quincy
District Court, Murphy pled guilty to several counts of Assault
of Elders. The District Attorney asked that
Murphy be sentenced to 2.5 years jail. The Defense asked for time
served on house arrest.
The Judge explained in court the seriousness of
crimes, and said that jail time is a very reasonable expectation
in this case; he explained what pleading guilty means. Sentence
finally handed down was 1 more year house arrest, anger management
counseling, and a prohibition from work with elderly or children
until probation is up.
See related articles:
gave dose of Malice" article in Boston Herald.
Nurse Aid Sentenced
at Atrium "retrained"
Abuse Horror in Quincy
Atrium Nurse Aid Arrested
Our office represents multiple
victims of this horrible abuse. Actions are pending.
If you feel that you or your loved one has been
injured as a result of nursing home abuse please call 1-617-479-4300
or use our free case evaluation form.