Plymouth nursing home aide accused of assaulting patient with pillow

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A nurse's aide from Randolph is accused of assaulting a nursing home patient with a pillow.

Solange Pierre, 52, was arrested on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (pillow) and assault with intent to murder charges Thursday, reports Wicked Local.

Investigators allege another aide at the Life Care Center of Plymouth heard the patient making noises while Pierre was alone in the room with her. The aide claims she saw Pierre covering the patient's head with a pillow when she entered the room.

The website reports Pierre allegedly admitted to the incident via a statement to supervisors. However, her defense attorney claimed she was using the pillow as a shield to prevent the patient, an 87-year-old wild dementia, from spitting on her.

Pierre was held on $1,300 bail and must wear a GPS bracelet and abide by a curfew if released. She will be back in court Oct. 3 for a probable cause hearing

To read more: www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth