Authorities in Memorial Village, Texas, have arrested the home health care worker who was recorded on a webcam repeatedly striking a 94-year-old woman she was responsible for caring for in the senior’s home. The aide, Brenda Floyd, 59, was arrested on Friday morning.
According to a social media post from CrimeStoppers of Houston, Floyd is currently in jail. The organization updated concerned citizens earlier in the morning on their Facebook page:
“Crime Stoppers of Houston worked with Memorial Villages Police Department and Chief JD Sanders on this case. This woman has been #captured and is now behind bars. Thank you to all involved!”
The health care worker had been caring for her elderly patient, Dorothy Bratten, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and is barely able to speak. A video surveillance camera, installed the previous evening by Bratten’s family after they became concerned about bruises on the elderly woman’s body, told the tragic and disturbing story. On January 1, Floyd was supposed to be helping Mrs. Bratten when the aide spotted the old woman feeding her cute brown dog scraps of food. Floyd became infuriated as the gaunt, old lady fed her little dog remnants from her own food; striking the fragile woman at least five times in the head, berating her and then striking her again.
AbcNews reports multiple tips had flooded into the Memorial Village Police Department about Floyd’s location, however it is not clear who turned her in and under what circumstances she was arrested. This is a developing story – more details to come as we receive updates.
(Photo of health care worker Brenda Floyd via CrimeStoppers of Houston.)
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