Hearing set for foster worker in video beating

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DETROIT (AP) — A 49-year-old a Detroit foster home worker returns to court May 30 for her role in the videotaped beating of a disabled woman with a mop handle and extension cord.

Detroit police arrested Kadia Konate-Dennard after WJBK-TV broadcast a video of the beating of the 24-year-old woman, who’s autistic and can’t speak.

A Detroit district judge on Sunday ordered her held on a $200,000 bond on five felony charges.

The Associated Press left a phone message Tuesday seeking comment from defense lawyer Larry Polk. The May 30 hearing is to decide if Konate-Dennard should stand trial.

WDIV-TV says nurse’s assistant Dominique Blade shot the video and says Konate-Dennard told her “this is the way you have to handle” Vera Gossett.

Gossett’s family has sued Konate-Dennard and the home’s owner.

==Tonight on 24 Hour News 8 at 11 p.m.: Target 8 investigator Marlee Ginter investigates the treatment of our vulnerable adults. The troubling state inspection reports on some West Michigan nursing homes she found will make you want to do your homework before you put a loved one in a similar facility.==

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