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Maria Dumo, May Casimero & Angelina Borja assault elderly

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Maria Theresa Dumo, May Casimero and Angelina Borja, Calgary caregivers at Garrison Green
CareWest facility who assaulted Ulrich Wissner, 92, sentenced to 60 days
They were caught on camera slapping Ulrich Wissner, 92, in Februrary 2014 at the seniors home.

Three Calgary care home workers who slapped, splashed and threatened to dump urine on a
92-year-old man at have each been sentenced to 60 days in jail, to be served on weekends.

“This was a significant breach of trust involving an individual entirely dependant on
his caregivers,” Judge John Bascom wrote in his sentencing decision.

The Victim died a month later,March 6, 2014.

The three could be seen on video giving Wissner the middle finger, flicking water at him a
nd threatening to pour urine on the elderly man.
Wissner was bedridden, unable to move, frail and nearly deaf. He also had prostate cancer.

In late 2013, Wissner’s family noticed a change in his personality. He told them that
staff at the facility were hurting him and begged his sons not to leave him alone.
A motion-activated hidden camera was installed in Wissner’s room by his son. Once
retrieved a few days later, it showed the three workers abusing the elderly man.

The Wissner family brought the video to police and all three women were fired on
Feb. 10, 2014, three days after the assaults that were caught on camera.

Dumo told police.
In a victim-impact statement, family members said
“The assault resulted in Uli living the last months of his life feeling afraid and
helpless instead of comfortable, safe, loved and at peace,” they wrote.
One woman still working as caregiver. Casimero is currently working for a different
family as a caregiver, court heard, and that family is aware of her court case.