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Abuse Charges Filed Against Woman For Allegedly Beating Disabled Woman

DETROIT (WWJ) – A 49-year-old woman arraigned Sunday on abuse and assault charges for allegedly beating a disabled woman she was caring for in a Detroit group home.

A co-worker of Kadia Konate-Dennard recorded her using a broom handle and extension cord to hit Vera Gossett, who has autism. It happened at Stathmoor Manor.

Attorney Richard Bernstein says not only is the group home responsible — but the state as well.

“So here you have a facility that has already been cited for improper restraint, “abuse” given the same category, and what was the state’s follow-up? What was the action plan? What was the enforcement plan?” asked Bernstein.

Konate-Dennard’s bond was set at $200,000 dollars.

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