In the state of California, a former caregiver at a nursing home was convicted of elder abuse and torture. The defendant, 22-year-old Cesar Ulloa, was accused of torturing patients who suffered from dementia. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to six years to life in prison for torturing an 80-year-old resident and abusing three others in 2007.
Ulloa was sentenced after the victims' family members made statements in court. They all spoke of their anger and also their sadness. In April 2010, a jury found that Ulloa was guilty of torture for seven counts of nursing home abuse.
Reports indicate that the abuse took place at Silverado Senior Living in Calabasas, California. The facility specializes in working with patients who have dementia as well as Alzheimer's disease. In 2008, police arrested Ulloa for abusing patients after conducting an 11-month investigation.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of elder abuse or nursing home abuse in North Carolina, do not hesitate to contact the Lanier Law Group, P.A. to consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney. We would welcome the chance to speak with you about your case and inform you of your legal options.