Carer denies bid to kill two elderly patients
Ayr man Knox, 29, accused of care crimes
three other elderly patients.
It is claimed that “being a care worker” he did fail in a number of aspects. This allegedly includes leaving the ward for “excessive periods of time” as well as falsifying records and lying to senior staff in respect of his care of patients. Knox faces seven more charges of assaulting OAPs.
He allegedly attacked an 81 year- old woman at Crosshouse by poking her in the ribs. The other assaults are said to have occurred at Windyhall Nursing Home in Ayr.
The pensioners – who have all since passed away – were aged between 86 and 95 at the time. The claims include striking one man on the head, causing another to fall to the floor and spraying water in the face of a woman.
Trial was set for February. Bail for Knox was continued.