Lewiston Police arrested a 54-year-old Las Vegas woman for attempted First-Degree Murder on February 2 after she reportedly tried to smother a patient at the Idaho State Veterans Home at 821 21st Avenue in Lewiston.
Lewiston Police Officers responded to the Idaho State Veterans Home at about 0815 hours for what was intitially reported as a battery. Lewiston Police Detectives’ investigation showed that nursing staff interrupted Sandra McCarty while she was on top of a patient with her hands over his mouth. McCarty left the home before police arrival.
Lewiston Police were able to contact McCarty who was detained and transported to the police station for questioning. McCarty was eventually arrested and is currently being held at the Nez Perce County Jail on one count of Attempted First-Degree Murder.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Stormes at (208) 746-0171.