New trial date set in Pa. taped elder abuse case

September 14, 2011 6:43:16 AM PDT
A new trial date has been set for three suburban Philadelphia care-home workers allegedly caught on camera abusing an elderly dementia patient.

The Delaware County Daily Times reports the new trial date is November 14 for the three assisted living facility workers accused of abusing the 78-year-old Alzheimer's patient.

Nineteen-year-old Ayesha Muhammad, and 21-year-old Tyrina Griffin, both of Philadelphia, and 22-year-old Samirah Traynham, of Yeadon, had been scheduled to go on trial Monday.

Authorities say the woman's family set up a camera and captured footage showing the defendants taunting the woman as she stood half-naked in her room at the Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community in Haverford.

Prosecutors dropped aggravated assault charges at a hearing in June.


Information from: Delaware County Daily Times