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    The daughter of a resident at a South Texas nursing home says surveillance video shows an employee slapping her 77-year-old mother. (Feb. 12, 2015)

    South Texas nursing home officials said they fired a worker who's accused of slapping a 77-year-old woman in the face.

    An assistant manager of Esplanade Gardens told KSAT-TV that the 51-year-old worker is cooperating with Converse police in their investigation. The employee was arrested earlier this week on a charge of injury to the elderly.

    According to an arrest affidavit, the resident's daughter installed a camera in her mother's room after noticing some unexplained injuries on her.

    Police said a Jan. 24 recording showed the worker hitting the woman and then throwing her down on a bed. The affidavit states the woman was left with a back injury.

    Authorities said the employee later lied in an incident report that the 77-year-old had fallen down.

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