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Newark Nursing Assistant Charged With Manslaughter After Ignoring Elderly Woman's Head Injury

The nursing assistant allegedly didn't seek help and instead put the 85-year-old woman back in her bed — she died a few hours later

What to Know

  • A nursing assistant has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was in her care
  • Monique Beaucejour was aware that 85-year-old Fannie McClain had fallen and suffered a head injury
  • Beaucejour allegedly didn't seek help and instead put McClain back in bed. McClain died at a hospital a few hours later

A nursing assistant has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was in her care.

The Essex County prosecutor's office says 46-year-old Monique Beaucejour was working at the Waterview Nursing Home in Cedar Grove on Aug. 13 when she became aware that 85-year-old Fannie McClain had fallen and suffered a head injury.

Beaucejour allegedly didn't seek help and instead put McClain back in bed. McClain died at a hospital a few hours later.

Beaucejour is charged with reckless manslaughter, obstruction and neglect of the elderly. She is scheduled to appear in court for a detention hearing next Wednesday.

The prosecutor's office didn't have an attorney listed for Beaucejour.

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