A Leavenworth woman has pleaded guilty to striking an 84-year-old man with a walker after knocking on the door


A Leavenworth woman pleaded guilty Friday to beating an 84-year-old woman using a walker after she knocked on the victim’s door.

Sheri L. Hosworth, 53, knocked on the woman’s door in September 2022 until the woman answered using a walker, according to the American website “Space”. Leavenworth County District Attorney Todd Thompson.

The woman came out to greet Hosworth, whom she did not recognize. Hosworth then became upset, took the victim’s walker and hit her several times with it.

Officers found the victim lying face down and bleeding in the yard of a home in downtown Leavenworth. She had visible facial swelling and bruising and was conscious.

Eventually, Hosworth was located at a home a block away from the attack. She is arrested and detained.

On Friday, Hosworth pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, attempted aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and two counts of criminal threatening.

“Whether it’s a stranger or a neighbor, we have to be careful when answering a knock on the door,” Thompson said in a news release. “I always hope neighbors are neighbors, but that’s not always the case.”

Hosworth will be sentenced on December 20.

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