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March 14, 2013

Two women were arrested last week in Caseyville, Illinois after a devastating nursing home abuse incident in which the assailants reportedly beat up and battered an elderly victim.

According to police reports, Julia Tillis, 43, and Nina Dorsey, 46, both of St. Louis, were in the parking lot of the Caseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center off of West Lincoln on Friday evening, when officers reported to the area for a disturbance call. Allegedly, both Tillis and Dorsey physically removed and forced a 78-year-old elderly female resident out of the nursing home. Once they had the victim in the parking lot, they began to batter her. Per the State Attorney’s office, both assailants also dropped the victim onto a table.

Police arrested the suspects shortly after as they were getting into a vehicle located in the nursing home’s parking lot. Both Tilley and Dorsey have been charged with aggravated battery, a class 3 criminal felony in the state of Illinois. They both remain in the St. Clair County Jail on a $50,000 bond each.

The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital in the nearby city of Bellevue for treatment. So far, there has been no updates on her condition.

Police have still not made any statements as to why the assailants attacked a 78-year-old nursing home resident. However, along with criminal charges, the victim and/or the victim’s loved ones have the legal right in Illinois to retain a nursing home abuse attorney and file for civil damages.


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