Former nursing home aide faces abuse charges
MONTEVIDEO -- A nursing home aide in Montevideo who was cited in a report by the Minnesota Department of Health for allegedly abusing six elderly residents now faces criminal charges.
Maria Josephine Bjerke, 25, of Montevideo, faces six separate gross misdemeanor charges. The charges filed Tuesday in District Court include mistreatment of residents, criminal neglect, fifth-degree assault, criminal abuse and disorderly conduct.
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