Nigerian Caregiver Charged With Murder of 75-Year-Old Patient In USA

Baltimore City Police arrested a Nigerian-American woman as a suspect in connection with the death of a 75-year-old man at a care center in Northeast Baltimore.

35-year-old Obiageriaku Jane Iheanacho faces one charge of second-degree murder, as well as first and second-degree assault charges.

According to charging documents, police were called to the Autumn Lake Post Acute Care Center along Frankford Road for a report of an aggravated assault in May of 2022.

The supervisor told officers that Ellsworth Johnson-Bey was assaulted by a contract employee and that he was knocked over during the assault, according to charging documents.

Johnson-Bey had broken his hip in the assault, according to the charging documents. He died in September 2022, according to police.

The police authority in a statement on Facebook said that Iheanacho of Middle River was arrested on January 24, 2023, in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Avenue, without incident following an arrest warrant obtained by Homicide Detectives on January 19, 2023.

She was transported to Central Booking Intake Facility where she has been charged with second-degree murder and first and second-degree assault.

According to the police report, on May 18, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Northeast District patrol officers responded to the 5000 block of Frankford Road to investigate a reported aggravated assault.

“Once at the location, officers spoke with a Care Center Manager, who advised a 75-year-old male patient was knocked down and injured by a contractual employee.

“The victim suffered a broken hip during the assault. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was admitted.

“On September 5, 2022, at approximately 05:37 a.m., a hospital staff member informed officers that 75-year-old Ellsworth Johnson-Bey had passed due to his injuries.

“The deceased was then transported to the Medical Examiners’ Office for an autopsy. And homicide was notified.

“On January 12, 2023, at approximately 06:00 a.m., the Medical Examiners’ Office ruled the death a homicide by blunt force trauma.”

Charging documents reveal that the assault was captured on video.


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