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Guilty plea in case where Alzheimer's patient falls through floor

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 7:30am  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The former owner of a Western Maryland assisted-living center where an Alzheimer's patient fell through the floor of a room into the floor below has pleaded guilty in the incident.

Fifty-four-year-old Dickson O. Tabi of Silver Spring last week pleaded guilty to neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in physical injury in Washington County Circuit Court.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports (http://bit.ly/1c6y19H) that prosecutors say in August 2012, the 84-year-old woman fell through the floor at the former Soma Manor House in Boonsboro. She suffered several broken bones and a severe head injury.

Prosecutors say Tabi denied knowing how the woman was injured. He later told investigators he panicked after the woman fell.

Tabi faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald- mail.com


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