Women seek answers to sister’s beating at S.C. hospital | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

COLUMBIA Mary Louise Adams was napping in her bed at Bryan Psychiatric Hospital shortly before noon May 8 when a fellow patient rushed into her room and began viciously beating her around her head.

Her alleged attacker is now facing criminal prosecution. But Adams’ two sisters, Alvenia Adams and Barbara Geiger, are left with unanswered questions, including these: Why did the state’s major psychiatric facility wait several hours before sending the 60-year-old Adams to the hospital for treatment? Why did it fail to notify the family of the beating?

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