Sunday, August 18, 2013

A black woman tied up a gaunt, special-needs woman to a urine-soaked bed in her basement

Regina Bennett, 46, has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault, unlawful restraint and other related offences. Police first arrived at her residence to break up a physical fight between Bennett and her neighbor Liza Figueroa. "I would of never imagined that the police officers yesterday, resulting from the altercation that I had with her, [would discover] that she had someone tied up in her basement," Figueroa said. Bennett was arrested for threatening and physically assaulting Figueroa. Then officers entered Bennett's home to look for a child that neighbors said might have been left behind in the building unattended. But police did not find a child. Instead they found a malnourished, 36-year-old woman tied by cloth to a soiled bed by her arms and legs. She was wearing only a diaper and had a limited vocabulary. The unidentified victim was taken to nearby Einstein Hospital and had injuries all over her body. Family members said that Bennett was the woman's caregiver and cousin.

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