Patricia Conklin, 47, was convicted of three counts of elder abuse at a jury trial in August 2013. At the time, she was placed on felony probation with the eight-year prison sentence suspended pending successful completion of probation.
In July, Conklin was found to be in violation of several terms and conditions of here probation, prompting imposition of the full eight-year sentence.
The second and third counts related to endangerment of her mother on March 9, 2013. On that day the defendant went to a skilled nursing facility where her mother was recovering from the surgery. Conklin went to the facility and demanded the release of her mother while accusing the staff of wanting her mother’s money.
“She also made threatening statements to the staff. She then took her mother home where she had failed to prepare for her mother’s return,” the District Attorney’s Office said in a release. “The home had numerous tripping hazards, no assistive devices to help her mother and no qualified nursing care. The defendant also told police the toilets weren’t working.”
Patricia Conklin, 47, was convicted on three counts of elder abuse in a jury trial that began on Aug. 5. Deliberations spanned the weekend, beginning on Friday before the final verdict was rendered on Monday.
In the first, Conklin pushed her mother during a verbal argument, causing the elderly woman to fall. When Conklin called 911 to advise her mother had slipped, dispatchers could hear her mother yelling she’d been thrown down. Transported to Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, the woman was diagnosed with an intertrochanteric fracture, a fracture on the top of the femur bone just below the ball portion of the hip. The injury resulted in necessary surgery and several metal implants.
The second and third counts relate to endangerment on March 9. On that day, Conklin went to a skilled nursing facility to retrieve her mother from the surgery. At the location, Conklin demanded her mother’s release and accused the staff of wanting her mother’s money. She then threatened the staff and took her mother from the facility to her home which was ill-prepared for the elderly woman’s return.