Family left without answers after homicide at Kamloops Seniors Village

By Adam Donnelly
December 15, 2015 - 12:30pm Updated: December 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops woman whose mother died after being assaulted by a fellow resident of Kamloops Seniors Village says she is hitting roadblock after roadblock in her quest for accountability.

Nancy Bradley's mother 84-year-old Emily Houston died in July.

Though Houston's death was ruled a homicide by the BC Coroners Service, it came after an assault at the hands of a KSV resident suffering from dementia, meaning the attacker was never charged.

KSV's parent company, Retirement Concepts, claims the incident was an 'unwitnessed fall,' because it happened outside the view of surveillance cameras.

Bradley says she's trying to get the company to own up and make changes, but doesn't want to take the legal route.

"I don't want to go into the court system over this, and I don't want to have a windfall of money," said Nancy Bradley, adding "I want to see some changes made, and I want Kamloops Seniors Village to take responsibility, and to admit that my mom was actually assaulted, and not just an unwitnessed fall."

Bradley notes she has been consistently denied her mother's medical records, and appeals to local politicans for help have met with limited success.

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