Nursing Home Resident Pleads Guilty to Murder, Rape of 80-Year-Old Invalid
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A 61-year-old Indianapolis nursing home resident pleaded guilty to murder and rape Thursday in the death of an 80-year-old invalid last year.
Dwayne Freeman faces 45 years in prison as part of a plea agreement when he's sentenced June 22 for the crimes against Patricia Newnum.
Court documents say an employee at Homestead Healthcare Center entered Newnums room to give her medication on the morning of Feb. 2, 2022. She saw Freeman naked and lying on top of Newnum while holding a pillow over her face.