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Woman arrested for allegedly trying to smother patient at Lewiston veterans home

Feb. 2, 2023 Updated Thu., Feb. 2, 2023 at 9:26 p.m.

A 54-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder after reportedly trying to smother a patient at the Idaho State Veterans home.

Lewiston Police officers were called to the veterans home at about 8:15 a.m. after reports of a battery.

An investigation alleged that nursing staff interrupted Sandra McCarty while she was on top of a patient with her hands over his mouth, police wrote in a news release.

McCarty left the home before police arrived but was later detained. She was eventually arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

The news release did not make clear whether McCarty knew the patient.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call (208) 746-0171.

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