Nursing dwelling employee who brutally bashed an aged dementia affected person as a result of she was ‘doing his head in’ is jailed for 9 months

  • Michael Andrew Mullen, 55, was sentenced in Adelaide Magistrates Courtroom
  • He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with a non-parole interval of 9 months 
  • The aged-care employee struck his affected person greater than as soon as with extreme power
  • Elizabeth Hannaford, 72, was discovered with extreme bruising and swelling   
  • Mullen mentioned to Hannaford ‘you are doing my head in’ and threatened her  

A former nursing dwelling employee has been jailed for 9 months after he brutally bashed an aged girl in his care as a result of she was ‘doing his head in’.

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Michael Andrew Mullen, 55, was sentenced in Adelaide Magistrates Courtroom on Monday after he was discovered responsible with one depend of assault towards resident Elizabeth Hannaford, 72. 

Mullen labored as an aged-care employee at Lourdes Valley Nursing Dwelling within the Adelaide suburb of Myrtle Financial institution in 2015 when Ms Hannahford was discovered with extreme bruising and swelling on her face. 

A former nursing home worker has been jailed for nine months after he brutally bashed elderly woman Elizabeth Hannaford because she was 'doing his head in'

A former nursing dwelling employee has been jailed for 9 months after he brutally bashed aged girl Elizabeth Hannaford as a result of she was ‘doing his head in’

Ms Hannaford – who suffered from dementia – was within the care of Mullen was struck greater than as soon as with extreme power when Mullen grew to become ‘pissed off’ together with her all through the evening.  

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The 55-year-old was discovered responsible of the aggravated assault in February.

However, Mullen had initially denied the allegations towards him and pleaded not responsible – however Ms Hannaford’s roommate backed up the fees towards him. 

Meg Rogers gave proof saying Mullen had gone into the pair’s room and was pissed off over Ms Hannaford pulling cords that sounded an alarm. 

Ms Rogers mentioned phrases to the impact of ‘there will be penalties when you proceed this behaviour’ and ‘you might be doing my bloody head in’. 

Ms Hannaford - who suffered from dementia - was in the care of Mullen was struck more than once with excessive force when Mullen became 'frustrated' with her throughout the night

Ms Hannaford – who suffered from dementia – was within the care of Mullen was struck greater than as soon as with extreme power when Mullen grew to become ‘pissed off’ together with her all through the evening

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In a press release earlier than her dying, Ms Rogers mentioned she heard Mullen’s punches and Ms Hannaford saying ‘no’ in a ‘pained and wounded’ voice. 

Ms Rogers mentioned Mullen mentioned ‘you are doing my bloody head in’ and threatened that there can be ‘penalties’ if she stored going. 

In a police interview, Mullen denied the assault and prompt Ms Hannaford might have rolled over and hit herself on a cupboard beside the mattress. 

Ms Hannaford died a number of months after the incident – however her household continues with court docket motion towards Mullen. 

He was sentenced to 12 months behind bars, with a non-parole interval of 9 months.   

 

  

 

 

 

 

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