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Louisiana woman accused of beating 93-year-old in video

Posted at 7:55 AM, Jan 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Charges have been upgraded against a Louisiana woman accused of beating a 93-year-old grandmother in an alleged assault caught on video.

Lottie Morgan, 57, was expected in court Friday to face a felony charge of aggravated second-degree battery, news outlets reported.

In a short video shared online and with police, Morgan is allegedly seen beating a person with a belt inside a home earlier this month. Family member Lenny Morgan told WAFB-TV he recorded the video. He said Lottie Morgan has been the 93-year-old's caregiver.

Lottie Morgan was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with cruelty to persons with infirmities, news outlets reported. She posted a $1,500 bond, and Lenny Morgan said she then returned to the same home as the grandmother she's accused of beating.

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore added the new battery charge, and the DA's office has filed a motion to increase bond for Lottie Morgan and change the conditions to possibly add a protective order, WBRZ-TV reported.

It's unclear whether Lottie Morgan had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.