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Man, 28, assaults his 93-year-old girlfriend after she refused to take her medication

By Mason White 9:42 AM February 26, 2015
Thomas Standley 

By: Feng Qian
A 28-year-old man was arrested after he assaulted his 93-year-old live in girlfriend.

Thomas Standley of Tennessee, lived with the elderly woman in Memphis. He works full time, he supports the woman and he takes care of her needs.

Willie Frances Robinson said that her boyfriend lives with her, supports her, feeds her meals and he makes sure she takes her medications.

However, Standley was arrested for assaulting his 93-year-old girlfriend because she refused to take her medication, authorities said.

The daughter of Robinson, who lives next door in a condominium, heard the two fighting, and when she heard her mother yelling “leave me alone,” she called police.

Police said that Standley choked the woman, grabbed her arms, squeezed them and shook her.

Standley was charged with domestic assault.