- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An adult-care provider accused of abusing three women in her care at her Chandler home has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 42-year-old Krysta M. Douglas entered her plea Tuesday.

She was arrested Dec. 26 by Chandler police on suspicion of physically and emotionally abusing vulnerable adults.

Authorities say Douglas provided care for three adults and helped prepare them for transport to a day program facility.

One of the females got upset about a decoration not being in her hair. Douglas reportedly became angry, yelled the woman several times and allegedly shook her.

The three adults and two caregivers later got into a van and Douglas reportedly drove recklessly.

One woman hit her head on the van’s window and was taken to an urgent care facility.

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