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NJ Suspends Paterson Health Aide Charged With Killing Boyfriend's Nephew

Shaquana S. Bradley
Shaquana S. Bradley Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy PASSAIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR

PATERSON, N.J. -- A homemaker-health aide from Paterson charged with stabbing to death the nephew of a man she was dating had her certification suspended, authorities announced Wednesday.

Passaic County prosecutors charged 27-year-old Shaquana S. Bradley with aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses after the May 6 stabbing death of Kayson Scott, 31, on the front porch of the North 7th Street home she shares with his uncle.

Kayson Scott was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center at about 6:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Bradley signed an interim consent order of voluntary surrender of her certification, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said.

“Certified homemaker-home health aides are trusted to care for our most vulnerable loved ones, often without supervision,” Porrino said. “The crime alleged here demands the immediate surrender of the certification of the accused.”

Under the terms of the consent order, Bradley cannot work as a homemaker-home health aide, including conducting nursing tasks delegated by a licensed professional nurse. She also must surrender the wallet and wall certificates to the Board of Nursing.

The suspension of her license is temporary, pending the outcome of the charges against her. The Board of Nursing may take further disciplinary action once the case is resolved.

The surrender of her license isn't considered an admission of guilt, Porrino emphasized.

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