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Former OKC Nursing Home Worker Pleads Guilty To Abuse

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Lucy Gakunga pleaded guilty Wednesday to abusing an elderly nursing home resident. Lucy Gakunga pleaded guilty Wednesday to abusing an elderly nursing home resident.
Police say a hidden camera recorded video of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry being abused. Police say a hidden camera recorded video of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry being abused.
Caroline Kaseke is also suspected of abusing Mayberry, but police cannot find her. Caroline Kaseke is also suspected of abusing Mayberry, but police cannot find her.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A former nursing home aide at Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center pleaded guilty Wednesday to abusing an elderly resident.

Lucy Gakunga pleaded guilty to abuse and neglect by a caretaker. A judge sentenced her to a seven-year suspended sentence, except for the first two years. She will have to serve 85 percent of that sentence. Gakunga was also fined $1,000.

4/25/2012 Related Story: Two Women Charged With Abuse At OKC Nursing Home

4/17/2012 Related Story: OKC Women Accused Of Abusing Nursing Home Patient

Police arrested Gakunga, an illegal immigrant from Nigeria, and another nursing home worker, Caroline Kaseke, on April 16 after video surfaced of a resident being abused. The family of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry had hidden a camera in her room, and captured video of the elderly woman being assaulted.

Kaseke, a Nigerian citizen, is also charged with abuse and neglect by a caretaker. Police have not arrested her because they can't find her. They're not sure if she's still in Oklahoma, or even still in the United States.

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