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Elderly woman beaten sues Danbury housing agency

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DANBURY, CT (AP) -

An 85-year-old woman who was beaten in a home-invasion robbery in September is suing Danbury's Housing Authority, accusing it of failing to provide adequate security.

The lawyer who represents Ruth Ahearn, a resident of the Wooster Manor senior housing complex, filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Danbury on Wednesday.

The News-Times reports that Housing Authority Executive Director Carolyn Sistrunk said she had just received the lawsuit and would not comment.

Ahearn suffered a fractured hip, concussion and numerous cuts and bruises.

Police say 26-year-old Donny Jackson forced his way into her apartment and assaulted her during a robbery. He faces numerous charges, including robbery, burglary and assault.

He has pleaded not guilty and is being held in lieu of $1 million bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 25.

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