Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that a Lucas County Common Pleas Court jury has returned a guilty verdict in the case of a former nurse's aide accused of abusing a patient.
DeWine says Tacarra Bryson, 31, was convicted of one felony count of patient abuse. Bryson was working at Liberty West Nursing Center in Toledo when she engaged in an altercation with a patient in February 2012.
The aide was convicted of throwing the patient to the ground and punching her in the head.
Bryson is no longer employed by the nursing facility. Sentencing is scheduled for May 15.
"We are pleased with the jury's decision today to find this defendant guilty. There is never an excuse for striking a patient," said DeWine.
The case was prosecuted by attorneys with the Attorney General's Health Care Fraud Division.