State Lifts License For Home In Videotaped Beating

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan authorities have suspended the license of an adult foster home in Detroit where an employee was videotaped beating a disabled woman.

The state Department of Human Services announced Monday that it’s lifted the license of Strathmoor Manor and plans to revoke it. Strathmoor was licensed for six residents.

A Detroit judge last Thursday ordered 49-year-old Kadia Konate-Dennard to stand trial on felony assault, torture and vulnerable adult abuse charges.

Konate-Dennard is being held on $200,000 bond and faces a circuit court arraignment Thursday. Defense lawyer Suzan Gabbara says prosecutors overcharged her client.

WJBK-TV broadcast a video of the beating of 24-year-old Vera Gossett, who’s autistic and can’t speak.

Gossett’s family has sued Strathmoor Manor owner Bartholomew Ajulufoh. The Associated Press left him a message seeking comment Monday.

 

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