At the beginning of November, a woman in Florida was charged with a felony for allegedly physically harming a person over the age of 65 when they changed the temperature on the thermostat in their home.
Early in the morning on November 2, a 32-year-old woman was at the home near Boca Raton in Palm Beach County that she shares with a person who is older than 65.
According to reports, around 1:00 AM, the older woman went to the thermostat and changed the temperature. The other woman allegedly approached her and grabbed her by her face, and the alleged victim became very upset.
Around 5:00 PM, the alleged victim called the authorities to report the incident. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office went to the address to investigate the situation.
It was reported that when the deputies arrived, they looked at the alleged victim’s face, and noted that they were unable to see any injuries.
When they spoke to the younger woman, she told them that the alleged victim lied to them about what happened. The deputies still determined she was the aggressor.
The woman was taken into custody and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. She is facing charges of one felony count of domestic battery of a person over the age of 65. She was released from incarceration on her own recognizance. She is ordered to remain civil and non-violent during any contact she might have with the alleged victim. She was assigned a public defender for her case because it was found that she did not have enough money to pay for a criminal defense attorney.
She was ordered to have a mental health assessment to obtain a care plan for treatment, and she will be held responsible for following the prescribed treatment.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.