BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is accused of beating a 93-year-old grandmother in a disturbing video.
Lottie Morgan, 57, is facing a felony charge of aggravated second-degree battery.
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 the 93-year-old is his grandmother and Lottie Morgan is her 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.