- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A 49-year-old a Detroit foster home worker returns to court June 5 for a hearing on whether to try her for the videotaped beating of a disabled woman with a mop handle and extension cord.

Detroit police arrested Kadia Konate-Dennard after WJBK-TV broadcast a video (https://bit.ly/1lM1DKA ) of the beating of the 24-year-old woman, who’s autistic and can’t speak.

The Associated Press left phone messages Tuesday and Wednesday seeking comment from defense lawyer Larry Polk.

A Detroit district judge on Sunday ordered Konate-Dennard held on a $200,000 bond on five felony charges. A probable cause hearing originally scheduled May 30 now is set for June 5.

WDIV-TV reports that a nurse’s assistant shot the video of Konate-Dennard beating Vera Gossett.

Gossett’s family has sued Konate-Dennard and the home’s owner.


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