Probation given in death case

by | Apr 5, 2018 | Latest

Deborah Cooper, former co-owner and employee of Hinton Home, recently pled guilty to charges involving elder abuse. (Courtesy photo)

Deborah Cooper, former co-owner and employee of Hinton Home, recently pled guilty to charges involving elder abuse.

In December 2016, Cooper was originally indicted on injury to an elderly individual criminal negligence, and criminal negligent homicide. Both charges were State Jail felonies filed by the Attorney General’s office.

These charges were filed based on a case from July 26, 2015, where according to court documents, Cooper allegedly caused bodily injury to Esther Adams, an individual 65 or older by incorrectly inserting a G-tube and then failing to send her to the hospital for the insertion of a G-tube. The criminal negligent homicide charge stems from Adams dying from the G-tube being inserted incorrectly.

A plea agreement was reached between Cooper’s attorney Keith Gore and Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

According to court documents, Cooper pled guilty on both accounts with the guilt deferred.

She was placed on probation for 5 years and received a $500 fine for the injury to the elderly charge.

She is no longer permitted to work in home health or in the nursing field.

Hinton Home originally opened in Farmersville in 1965.

The establishment sold in April 2017.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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