Pipeline protester charged with abusing elderly mother at camp, exploiting vulnerable adult
March 1, 2017
MANDAN, N.D. — A pipeline protester criminally charged with abusing her elderly mother at the Oceti Sakowin camp pleaded not guilty in court Monday, Feb. 27.
Kathleen Bennett, 58, of Las Vegas, is accused of taking her 82-year-old mother, who suffers from dementia, to the camps as blizzards pummeled the area from October to December. According to police, she would leave her mom tied to a chair while she attended protests and on one occasion, left her without pants in her own feces.