Hearing rescheduled for Alabaster nursing home abuse suspect | News
ALABASTER, AL (WBRC)- A hearing for a woman accused in a nursing home abuse case has been moved to October.
Patricia Hockaday is accused of abusing a nursing home patient at the Chandler Health & Rehab Center in Alabaster.
The family of the patient placed hidden cameras in the patient's room and police say the footage shows Hockaday and three others abusing the patient.
Hockaday's attorney, Brett Bloomston, says that she was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but that has been rescheduled for Oct. 24, 2012.
Bloomston says that Monday was the first time he'd seen the secret footage. He is confident that the video shows that Hockaday is not abusing the patient, but in fact "trying to keep order during a chaotic situation."
Hockaday is currently charged with emotional abuse, which is a misdemeanor. She turned herself in to police earlier this year.
Check back to MyFoxAl.com for additional information as this case develops.
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