The Chillicothe Gazette reported that Kali Jo Craiglow who assaulted her nursing home patient in March will spend a year in prison. Craiglow punched Leona Alexander in the face, thrown a glass of water in her face, and threatened she would get worse once they were in the shower. The assault left Alexander’s eyes swollen and blackened, the skin on her hand torn. Reports on the assault indicate her clothing also had been torn and there was a bloody pillowcase on the floor.
Ross County Common Pleas Judge Scott Nusbaum told Craiglow if it had been his mother, he would want to “jump over this bench,” eliciting sounds of approval from nearly two dozen people in the courtroom.
“You’re going to be placed with inmates that are a lot tougher than an 85-year-old. You may be marked … Don’t allow the stress you’re under to take drugs or join gangs,” Nusbaum told Craiglow. “You’ve committed a horrendous offense, but your life is not over.”
The resident’s daughter, Stacy Williamson, says her mother is constantly scared of being attacked again.
“After the beating that Kali Craiglow gave our mother, we had to have someone sit with her all night for several months, and she would call us at all hours of the night because of how scared she was that someone would beat her again … The time she has left is miserable thanks to you,” Williamson said through tears during her victim impact statement in court.
Williamson said she’s just glad to know Craiglow is going to prison for what she did. She urges others with loved ones in nursing homes to check on them every day.