A woman who sustained personal injuries, but survived an attack at an upscale Chatham County retirement community three years ago has filed suit against the facility and its management.


In December of 2007, Rebecca Fisher was assaulted at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Facility near Pittsboro. In the same attack, two other residents, 92-year-old Margaret Murta and her 82-year-old sister Mary Corcoran were killed.


In October 2008, the women’s housekeeper, Barbara Turrentine Clark, entered a plea of guilty after being accused of beating the women with a cane during a dispute over money. She is serving two life sentences in prison.


According to Fisher’s suit, Clark had a criminal history, but no one at Galloway Ridge conducted a background check on her. An attorney for Galloway Ridge argues that that the women never informed the community they’d hired Clark.

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