VISTA, California (May 20,2013) – According to an article in 10NewsSanDiego, two caregivers, registered nurse Dale Garritson, 62, and medical assistant Matthew Alexander McDuffie, 28, were convicted of abusing a severely autistic man under their care at Valley Center facility in San Diego. Garritson was convicted of two felony counts of willful cruelty to a dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury as well as four other misdemeanor counts. He was placed on three years of probation and cannot practice nursing during this time. McDuffie was found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of willful cruelty to a dependent adult. The abuse consisted of poking victim’s eyes, bending and twisting arms, and pulling his hair.
“It’s great that these men were finally convicted and sentenced after such a long period of rampant abuse…we hope the victim’s family has obtained the justice they have sought- especially after entrusting a state run institution with the care of their son, only to be betrayed in this manner” states West Seegmiller, owner and founder of The Seegmiller Law Firm in San Diego.
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