Attorney for nurse accused of assault speaks out, denies allegations

  
Tamara Brito Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department
Tamara Brito
Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department

The Attorney for a former Iredell Memorial Hospital nurse accused of tying a dementia patient to his bed and of assault says the media and the warrant aren’t getting at what really happened.

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(AUDIO).”Folded a pillow case up about four times, wrapped one end of it around the bed frame and taped it, and then with the extra length of the pillow case, wrapped around his right wrist because the right arm is the one he had strength in and could hit with.”

Martin Gottholm – he’s the attorney for Tamara Brito who is also accused of spraying a cleansing lotion in the patient’s face. He says Brito sprayed it on a towel to clean him.

Gottholm also claims Police didn’t interview his client before filing charges. We’ve reached out to Statesville PD for comment. Stay with us for continued coverage.

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