Former caregiver pleads ‘not guilty’ in death of memory care resident
FARGO (KVRR) – A former employee of a Fargo memory care facility who’s facing manslaughter charges has pleaded “not guilty” in connection with the death of a resident.
Court documents say 59-year-old Rachel Cooper entered the plea on Sept. 16.
On August 3, police were called to Maple View Memory Care at 4552 36th Ave. S. to take a report of an assault of a patient by a caregiver earlier that day. The victim was identified as 78-year-old Gary Pearson.
Cooper is also charged with endangering a vulnerable adult. Both charges are “Class B” felonies.
Cooper’s next court appearance is Nov. 24.