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Man sentanced in homecare abuse

Posted: 10/10/12 08:40

A 54-year-old man will serve two years of probation for mistreating a 71-year-old south-central Nebraska woman he was hired to care for. Gary Buchanan was sentenced recently on two misdemeanor charges he had pleaded no contest to as part of a deal with prosecutors. Buchanan was also ordered to attend classes on self-control, finances and responsible thinking. Buchanan was arrested in April and accused of abusing the elderly Pleasanton woman. The woman reported that Buchanan had been verbally abusive to her and had pushed her into a chair. Investigators learned that the victim was also verbally abusive to Buchanan, and he would respond by verbally abusing her and pushing her.