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63-year-old Margaret Slea was jailed December 22nd, charged with abusing her sister, who is an adult with disabilities that lives at an assisted living facility on Ashland City Highway. Multiple employees and other witnesses reported the abuse to police and cooperated by providing statements. Officers determined that Slea visited her sister on December 21st, and hit her sister multiple times in the chest, and then shook her. The commotion caught the attention of witnesses, who entered the room and observed the assault. Slea shook her sister, telling her, “be quiet; you are supposed to listen to me!” The victim has an intellectual disability and is unable to care for herself, but was able to corroborate the witness reports, and pointed to her head, chest, and leg, when asked where her sister had abused her. Slea denied all accounts, and stated she only put her hand on her sister’s chest. She was taken into custody and charged with Vulnerable Adult Abuse.
Margaret Slea of Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 22nd, charged with vulnerable adult abuse. She is free on a $5,000 bond.
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