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Woman Waterboarded Sick 89-Year-Old With Dementia

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11/20/2011 03:51 PM ET

Woman Waterboarded - 2 women were arrested after they water boarded a sick 89-year-old woman. Police in Clayton County, Georgia, said the incident paints an ugly picture on how two care-givers treated 89-year-old Anna Foley, who suffered from dementia.

It allegedly happened at an elderly care facility on Mount Zion Boulevard in Jonesboro back in 2008 — and it’s unbelievable how police said it all started.

The arrest warrants said Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed engaged in an argument with Foley over ice cream and locked her in a shower room, held her down against her will using a shower curtain and held her wrists and arms.

It goes on to say they sprayed water in Foley’s face with a shower nozzle, purposely obstructing her breathing, in a manner similar to waterboarding.

Waterboarding is what the Obama administration has banned the government from using against suspected terrorists, but Clayton County authorities said that’s what the two women used.

A co-worker who witnessed the horrifying ordeal blew the whistle.

The two accused women no longer work at the adult care facility.

CBS Atlanta News went to the address where police said Steed lived three years ago.

The woman they spoke with at the home said she didn’t know either suspects.

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