Dead woman's estate sues Rock Hill nursing home

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The estate of an 82-year-old woman killed at a Rock Hill assisted living home last year is suing the home and two employees.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/Q32ydy) the lawsuit says the crime could have been prevented.

Pauline Cook was found dead in her shower in November at OakBridge Terrace. Her death came the day after she reported to staff and police that someone had been forging her checks.

Braquette Walton was arrested in connection with Cook's death. Police said the nurse's aide later confessed to killing Cook and trying to cover up the crime. Walton faces several charges including murder and burglary.

An official with the nursing home says the company and its employees have been cooperating with police and denied the suit's allegations.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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