KISSIMMEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Osceola County sheriff's detectives have arrested a Kissimmee couple in an investigation into the abuse and neglect of an 81-year-old woman. Raymond Sutherland, 56, is charged with battery on a person over 65 years old, aggravated battery on a person over 65 years old, aggravated abuse of an elderly person and neglect of an elderly person with great harm. His wife, Debbie Sutherland, 54, is charged with battery on a person over 65 years old.
The investigation began in mid-September when deputies took a report regarding an elderly woman who was recovering at a temporary medical rehabilitation center in Kissimmee. The victim told deputies she had fallen in her bedroom and asked her son, Raymond, on several occasions for assistance. She lost consciousness and when she woke up, she lying on the floor in a pool of blood. After some time, the son called for medical assistance and she was taken to the hospital.
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