Prison drug rehab program recommended for woman who attacked disabled relative

An Augusta woman who attacked a disabled relative pleaded guilty Friday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Judge Michael N. Annis accepted a plea negotiation for Shirley J. White, sentencing her to two years in prison followed by eight years on probation for aggravated assault. Annis’ sentence includes a recommendation that White be allowed to enter a drug treatment program in prison.

White, 41, sent her stepfather to the hospital on Aug. 3. The victim was disabled from spinal surgery and a tracheotomy.

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