A shocking story appeared on and in several New York news outlets in 2017, one sourced here from the News4NY (NBC) website, entitled, “Nurse Attacks 83-Year-Old Paraplegic War Veteran After He Outs Her for Being Late to Work: Cops”. The story described how, “A licensed practical nurse allegedly brutally attacked an 83-year-old paraplegic Korean War veteran as he lay helpless in a stretcher once she learned he had notified her employer that she showed up late for work.”

Areatha Pickens

According to police quoted in the 2017 report, the situation occurred when the nurse, Areatha Pickens, allegedly, “became outraged after the elderly man told her employer she was late and punched him repeatedly, fracturing an orbital bone. The man, who became paraplegic in a 1975 car accident, was treated at a hospital.”


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