Man Accused of Abusing Woman, 93, Ordered to Stand Trial

William Sutton, 66, was ordered to stand trial on Thursday

The caretaker for a 93-year-old woman charged with the attempted murder of her best friend has been ordered to stand trial after pleading not guilty last month.

Margaret Wood was visiting her best friend, Marian Kubic, at her house when Kubic’s caretaker, 66-year old William Sutton, allegedly threw Wood through a screen door.

Sutton was arrested on April 17 and charged with attempted murder and willful cruelty to an elderly adult. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail on May 17.

If convicted on all counts, Sutton could face up to 14 years in prison.

The attack was caught on surveillance camera. Wood was thrown down three porch steps. She fell backwards onto the concrete and cracked her skull.

The family of the victim said that Wood's health was in serious decline in the weeks after the incident and that doctors told the family that Wood needed hospice care.

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