A Gwinnett County judge had the same question as everyone else when sentencing a woman convicted of abusing a disabled patient in her care.
Judge Tom Davis wanted to know why Lisa Williams punched, kicked and tried to use a dementia patient’s shirt to strangle her back in April.
“Didn’t she have enough going on without you adding to her burdens?” Davis asked in court, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Williams was caught when the patient’s son hid a camera and recorded the attacks.
In the video, Williams grabs the disabled woman by neck, pulls her forward and back and lets her drop to the floor.
She screams something in the woman’s face, turns toward the door for a few moments, and leaves.
The disabled woman sobs on the floor.
The son called police and Williams was arrested April 8.
Davis denied William’s request for the First Offender Act, which would have allowed her to erase her criminal record for this conviction after successfully completing her sentence and probation.
Not only did the judge deny her request but also he added time to her probation period to be served after five years in prison.
“I think the justice in this situation requires that you be potentially supervised until you are the same age as the victim that you visited this shameful conduct on,” Davis said.
Williams said she is not a United States citizen and will likely be deported after serving her sentence.
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