Caregiver sentenced to year in prison for abusing 95-year-old woman

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Roxann Bucchan-Straker

A Maryland caregiver who pleaded guilty to abusing an elderly woman has been sentenced to a year in prison after being captured on video striking the victim several times.

Several videos shows Roxann Bucchan-Straker hitting the 95-year-old woman, who uses a wheelchair, in the head with a cell phone at least twice along with slapping the woman multiple times while she was eating her meals.

The physical abuse happened at the Springvale Terrace retirement community in Silver Spring in 2015.

Bucchan-Straker was given three years probation in addition to her prison sentence.