Woman accused in elderly abuse case takes plea deal

Woman accused in elderly abuse case takes plea deal
Lottie Morgan is accused of abusing a 93-year-old woman, who was in Morgan's care. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The woman accused of abusing an elderly woman has now taken a plea deal after District Attorney Hillar Moore previously upgraded the charges against her.

Lottie Morgan was in court Thursday, Feb. 13 and withdrew her motion for a bond reduction. Morgan also changed her earlier plea of not guilty to guilty in relation to her cruelty to persons with infirmities charge. She is still pleading not guilty to aggravated second degree battery.

A judge initially set Morgan’s bond at $150,000; $75,000 for each count.

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Morgan is also required to take an anger management class, forfeit any firearms, and complete a mental health evaluation. She’s also under a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. On Thursday, the court revoked the previous bond and set a post conviction bond of $5,000 and also lifted the hold previously placed on her.

Morgan has been barred from any contact with the victim.

A sentencing date has been set for May 14.

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