"The victim's parents would like to make clear that their daughter is not in a coma," said the statement released to CNN by the attorney for the parents. "She has significant intellectual disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood."
The woman does not speak but has some ability to move her limbs, head and neck. She also "responds to sound and is able to make facial gestures."
"She has feelings, likes to be read to, enjoys soft music and is capable of responding to people she is familiar with, especially family," the parents said.
I don't know why, but this just makes me feel worse about it. Before, I had this idea that at least she probably had no idea what happened.. (as if that was some sort of consolation in all of this horror)
I'd like to think this is an isolated incident, but I bet this happens more often than we know. Disgusting. What can be done about these facilities?