Trial date set in Veterans Home abuse case

Trial date set for Laurie Botbyl

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A trial date has been set for the woman who is accused of sending a veteran's wheelchair into a desk at the grand rapids home for veterans.

The 13 Watchdog Team obtained the video showing caregiver Laurie Botbyl in the middle of a scuffle with an elderly dementia patient.

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In the video, Botbyl got angry with the patient and pushed his wheelchair down a hallway and into a desk. The veteran sustained minor injuries.

On Thursday, a judge in Grand Rapids set a trial date of August 31.

Botbyl is facing a charge of third degree vulnerable adult abuse.

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