Lumberton woman pleads no contest in abuse case

Published 4:52 pm Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Lumberton woman has pleaded no contest to charges she abused a vulnerable adult in her care

Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday that 41-year-old entered the plea to one charge of misdemeanor abuse of a vulnerable adult before Lamar County Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson.

A plea means she neither admits nor denies committing the crime, but agrees to a punishment as if guilty.

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Anderson fined Parker $500 fine, put her on probation for six months and ordered her to complete anger management classes.

Parker was employed by Timberlake ICF/MR group home as a direct care worker.

Hood said the victim was a 30-year-old mentally challenged resident of the facility.