Connecticut woman accused of dumping client, 83, from wheelchair

Police say 62-year-old Christine Christensen was caught on surveillance video shoving the wheelchair at a Windsor Locks nursing facility.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is scheduled to face a judge on charges she dumped an 83-year-old woman she was hired to care for out of her wheelchair.

Christine Christensen has a Tuesday appearance in Superior Court on charges of third-degree elder abuse, second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault of an elderly person.

Police say the 62-year-old Christensen, of South Windsor, was caught on surveillance video July 10 shoving the wheelchair at a Windsor Locks nursing facility. The facility says Christensen does not work for them, but was hired by the victim’s family.

The 83-year-old slammed face-first into the floor and suffered injuries to the left side of her face and her left arm.

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Christensen’s attorney says his client did not act intentionally.

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