Ok some of you might know that my father was injured last year by (allegedly) one of the workers at his assisted living home. He died as a result of those injuries and the coroner ruled it "homicide do to complications of injuries caused by another". Next week the young lady faces the jury charged with abuse of a patient. If she is founfd guilty my family has asked me to speak for them. Here is the prepared statement I have ready, Tell me what you think. Your Honor, My name is ****** Oliver, and I have a short statement to read which I hope will show most of my families feelings on this case. Our father raised 7 children, 3 of which were step children. It made no difference to him, we were all his kids. I dont believe there was ever a time he treated any of us any different than any other. Nor could he have loved any of us any differently. We were raised not to hate or to even carry a grudge, and though we were taught to walk away from trouble, when possible, we were also taught to face trouble when it came at us. Dad used to tell us how he never wanted to live with any of us. That it wouldnt be right. We finally did have to place him where we believed he would be safe. Where trouble would not find him. On 30 July of last year Dad had trouble come straight at him and he couldnt have walked away if he tried. We believe a great injustice was done. And we believe the person responsible for it should pay for that injustice. We are not lawyers, but common sense people, we grew up in simple times in a rough neighborhood. We do not know the law, but we know that our Father was taken from us years before he was ready to leave. We cannot express the words that can show how we miss him. Nothing can bring back his little jokes, His smiles, and his reassuring hand. We can do no more than ask that the maximum punishment be levied in this case. Thank you.