Florida woman accused of beating uncle, 97, with his own cane

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Florida woman is facing charges of attempted homicide and crimes against an elderly person after she reportedly attacked her 97-year-old uncle, beating him with his own cane.

According to a Pensacola Police Department arrest report, Alesha Nicole Rogers, 30, showed up to a family gathering uninvited on Thanksgiving, and witnesses said she consumed the drug spice.

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Rogers was left alone with her uncle for about an hour, and when witnesses returned, the man had been attacked, WKRG reported.

According to the police report, blood spatter was apparent throughout the house, and responding officers found the man bleeding profusely from cuts to his head, lips and chest.

Meanwhile, medical staff who treated the man for his injuries at an area hospital detected stab wounds and a brain bleed caused by the beating, WKRG reported.

Rogers, who was later located by police and arrested, is also facing additional child neglect charges after a young girl in her care was found alone, the police report stated.

A separate arrest report shows Rogers, who was accused of kicking a nurse while being medically cleared for arrest, was also charged with battery on emergency personnel and resisting arrest, the TV station reported.