Reporting Rochelle Ritchie
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Justice for the family of an elderly man brutally beaten by his caretaker, who will now face prison time.
Rochelle Ritchie has more on the defendant’s sentence and the video that shocked Baltimore City.
it is hard to forget the image of the helpless 90-year-old man gripping the rails of his bed as he took blow after blow from his caretaker, who fled the country to avoid jail time. Now she gets to spend six years in jail for her heinous crime.
The gruesome and gut wrenching video is what helped send Anastacia Oluoch to prison for six years.
Thursday the family of John Taylor walked out of the courthouse elated after Oluoch entered a guilty plea for the brutal beating of 90-year-old John Taylor.
“I am satisfied. I am very happy. I am at peace with it all,” said Jaki Taylor, victim’s daughter.
Oluoch plead guilty to three counts of vulnerable elderly abuse.
“I think it sends an extremely strong message that we will not tolerate people abusing our most vulnerable adults,” said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein.
The video shows the hired caretaker punching her victim as he lay defenseless in his bed, unable to cry for help or fight back.
“With God, all things are possible, and this has been definite proof of that. You just keep going. There’s not time to give up,” Jaki Taylor said.
Getting to this point though hasn’t been easy for the Taylor family.
After being arrested and posting bail in 2007, Oluoch fled the country back to her home in Kenya, more than 7,000 miles away.
It took detectives five years to get her back to Baltimore and face justice.
“It was a long time, the five years. It was a lot of work that went into it, but it’s what needed to be done. She had to come back,” said Det. Julie Pitocchelli, Baltimore City Police.
Oluoch will not face any federal charges but will be deported as soon as she is released from prison.
John Taylor died in 2009. He never got to see the woman who brutally beat him in handcuffs, but his family believes that he’s been watching.
“My dad’s excited right now like I am,” Jaki Taylor said.
Mr. Taylor suffered two strokes prior to being under Oluoch’s care.
The Kenyan government assisted in extraditing Oluoch back to the United States.