Woman Accused of Elder Abuse Makes Court Appearance

Woman Accused of Elder Abuse Makes Court Appearance

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Jill Atwood reportingThe woman accused of elder abuse against her grandmother says no one's heard her side of the story.

She told it today in court.

Alexander claims she was not abusing her grandmother but taking care of her. She's hoping her story will educate other care givers in similar situations..

Alexander went before a judge today only for a few moments to set another court date. She's charged with aggravated abuse of a disabled or elder adult.

Woman Accused of Elder Abuse Makes Court Appearance

Back in July police were called to her home after her 86 year old grandmother, Lucille Tinker, passed away.

They found her weighing just fifty nine pounds and extremely dehydrated, a condition detectives claim Alexander caused.

But she claims her grandmother was extremely ill, near end of life and had stopped eating and drinking.

Susan Alexander: "Personally I just want it to be known that I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and education is everything, and that must be the reason why my case was brought to the forefront and in time, the truth and the whole story I'd love to tell."

Alexander will be in court again on February 3rd. Again she says she is anxious to tell her story because she says it's one of a loving family, not of what's been portrayed in the media.

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