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Former Group Home Worker Sentenced For Punching Resident
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
September 21, 2005

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA--A Montgomery woman who admitted punching a group home resident repeatedly in the face was placed on supervised probation Monday for the crime.

Daisy Mae Pettaway, 45, a former aide at McInnis School Group Home, pleaded guilty in August for attacking a 42-year-old resident with intellectual disabilities on February 16, 2004.

According to Attorney General Troy King, Pettaway punched the woman for not placing her bowl in the sink.

Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs gave Pettaway a suspended sentence and placed her on probation for two years for abuse of a protected person. He also banned her from ever working in a facility that serves seniors or people with disabilities, the Associated Press noted.


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