Defendant Convicted of Elder Abuse Causing Death of 66-Year-Old Disabled Woman
DATE: September 21, 2023
CASE: Oluwatoyin Mudashiru (Case #20FE012871)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Bruce Chang, Elder Abuse Unit
On September 18, 2023, Oluwatoyin Mudashiru was convicted by a jury of elder abuse, elder abuse causing death and involuntary manslaughter.
The 66-year-old victim, Loretta Doe, lived at Benny’s Care Home in Rancho Cordova from 2018 to 2020. Because of medical issues, she was confined to a wheelchair and had limited mobility and strength. Oluwatoyin Mudashiru was a caretaker in the care home and was responsible for feeding, changing and putting the victim to bed. On August 10, 2020, Mudashiru took the victim to bed at approximately 7:30 p.m. The following morning, Mudashiru called the owner of the care home and told him the victim was not breathing. The owner called 911 and tried CPR on the victim. Sacramento Metro Fire arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. An autopsy revealed injuries consistent with compressive force on both sides of the victim’s neck as well as other injuries to her head and back. Sacramento sheriff’s detectives examined surveillance footage from Benny’s Care Home and found multiple videos of Mudashiru physically striking the victim, yelling in her face and handling her with great force on different occasions.
Mudashiru faces a maximum sentence of 9 years and 8 months in prison. Sentencing is set for October 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in Department 32 before the Honorable James Arguelles.