Jury finds S.C. elderly woman shot with stun guilty of misdemeanors
The Associated Press
ROCK HILL, S.C.- A jury found a 76-year-old woman guilty Thursday of trespassing and resisting police in an incident that ended with an officer zapping her with a stun gun.
Kimbrell's case received national attention after she was shot with the 50,000-volt Taser in October 2004 while trying to visit a resident at an assisted-living home.
Kimbrell had been banned from visiting the resident by his guardian and police were called after staffers could not get her to leave.
The officer who shocked Kimbrell, Hattie Jean Macon, testified Thursday that Kimbrell twice pulled away from her grasp, then tried to walk into a dining area. "I Tasered her at that point," Macon said.
Macon said she wanted to protect other staff and residents. Kimbrell was "loud, rude and ugly to myself and the staff," Macon said.
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